hark back to sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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hark back to sth

phrasal verb with hark uk   /hɑːk/  us   /hɑːrk/ verb [I] (also hearken) old use

hark back to sth (REPEAT)

If someone ​harks back to something in the past, they ​talk about it again and again, often in a way that ​annoys other ​people: He's always ​harking back to his ​childhood and saying how things were ​better then.

hark back to sth (BE SIMILAR)

If something ​harks back to something in the past, it is ​similar to it: The director's ​latestfilmharks back to the early ​years of ​cinema.
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