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English noun: honk

1. honk (event) the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)


Broader (hypernym)cry


English verb: honk

1. honk (perception) make a loud noise


SamplesThe horns of the taxis blared.


Synonymsbeep, blare, claxon, toot


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, sound


Narrower (hyponym)tootle

2. honk (communication) use the horn of a car


Synonymsclaxon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)make noise, noise, resound

3. honk (communication) cry like a goose


SamplesThe geese were honking.


Synonymscronk


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

4. honk (body) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth


SamplesAfter drinking too much, the students vomited.
He purged continuously.
The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night.


Synonymsbarf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass


Antonymskeep down









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