verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- (of hounds) to return along the course in order to regain a lost scent.
- to return to a previous subject or point; revert: He kept harking back to his early days in vaudeville.
Words nearby hark
Origin of hark
OTHER WORDS FROM harkun·harked, adjective
Examples from the Web for harked
So, while Rosemary set the table for supper, the other two harked back to the fateful day when Frank Starr brought his wife home.Master of the Vineyard|Myrtle Reed
It appeared difficult to sing, however—he harked back to whistling.The Courage of the Commonplace|Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
For a few moments there was silence, then Erskine harked back to his former subject.The Independence of Claire|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He gave it up, and harked back quite suddenly to congenial personalities.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
From this point Tom Westlake “harked back” and related his experiences of the day.The Coxswain's Bride|R.M. Ballantyne