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English definition of “hark back to sth”

hark back to sth

(BE SIMILAR) phrasal verb with hark     /hɑːk/ US  /hɑːrk/ verb [I] (also hearken) old use
If something harks back to something in the past, it is similar to it: The director's latest film harks back to the early years of cinema .Remembering, reminding and remindersQuoting and making references
(Definition of hark back to sth (BE SIMILAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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