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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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)make noise, noise, resound

3. honk (communication) cry like a goose

SamplesThe geese were honking.


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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