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hoot

noun [C] uk   /huːt/ us  
a short loud high sound: She gave three short hoots on the car horn. He gave a hoot of laughter/derision. the sound an owl makes

hoot

verb uk   /huːt/ us  
[I or T] to make a short loud high sound: She hooted her horn at the dog in the road. He hooted with laughter. [I] to make the sound that an owl makes
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