hark back to sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “hark back to sth” in the English Dictionary

"hark back to sth" in British English

See all translations

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.
(Definition of hark back to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hark back to sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More