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honk Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
  2. verb make a loud noise
    beep; toot; claxon; blare.
    • The horns of the taxis blared
  3. verb use the horn of a car
  4. verb cry like a goose
    • The geese were honking
  5. verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; sick; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

Honk noun
Of imitative origin.
  1. (Zoöl.) The cry of a wild goose. -- Honk"ing, n.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

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Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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