Hark (?), v. i. [OE. herken. See Hearken.]
To listen; to hearken.
[Now rare, except in the imperative form used as an interjection, Hark! listen.]
Hark away! Hark back! Hark forward! Sporting, cries used to incite and guide hounds in hunting. -- To hark back, to go back for a fresh start, as when one has wandered from his direct course, or made a digression.
He must have overshot the mark, and must hark back. Haggard. He harked back to the subject.
W. E. Norris.
© Webster 1913.