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harken

[hahr-kuh n] /ˈhɑr kən/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
Related forms
harkener, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for harken

harken

/ˈhɑːkən/
verb
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of hearken
Derived Forms
harkener, noun

hearken

/ˈhɑːkən/
verb
1.
(archaic) to listen to (something)
Derived Forms
hearkener, noun
Word Origin
Old English heorcnian; see hark
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Word Origin and History for harken

variant of hearken.

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