[ hok; Scot. hokh ]
/ hɒk; Scot. hɒx /
Scot. hock1(defs 1, 2).
verb (used with object)
Scot. to hamstring.
verb (used without object)
British Dialect Obsolete. to clear the throat; hack.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!
How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Origin of hough
Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at hock1
Words nearby hough
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British Dictionary definitions for houghing
/ (hɒk) British /
another word for hock 1
(hɒx) in Scotland, a cut of meat corresponding to shin
to hamstring (cattle, horses, etc)
Word Origin for hough
C14: from Old English hōh heel
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