Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of honk.
  • n. A sound that honks.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The procession passes through an underpass and just as there is great pleasure in honking the car horn in tunnels these many people send up an enormous cheer, echoing off the walls.

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  • The constant honking is enough to drive a couple that has always lived in quiet neighborhoods insane.

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  • Once it scared the crap out of me (road rage & all ) but it turns out the guy doing the honking was a serious Lamont supporter and shouting he was voting Lamont (on the highway.)

    Firedoglake » Joe-Nertia: Round Deux

  • I heard some goose-honking, which isn't unusual, except it was at my front door, which does not face the pond.

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  • Sims recalls honking at one man who was shaving, his face covered with foam.

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  • Their honking was the only thing I could hear except for the wind in the trees.

    By Sun and Candlelight

  • Some Filipinos make token protests, such as honking their horns when motorcades of political poobahs tailed by rifle-toting bodyguards jam up Manila's traffic.

    Teen Blogger Takes on Philippine Political Clan

  • It was the kind of honking you hear from team cars as they try to make their way through the peloton to their riders in the break, and it was coming from a large van of the sort upon which you don't go knocking if you see it rocking.

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  • There was nothing in her snares, but as she approached a large patch of water-reeds, a flock of wild geese rose into the air, "honking" in alarm.

    A Mating in the Wilds

  • Another league and we'll be putting it over that 'honking' bunch of machinery.

    Colorado Jim

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  • Ah, yes. A word I'm prone to using often when referring to SUVs. ;-)

    July 24, 2007

  • Follows the word big to add emphasis to the object's bigness. "Arnold drives one big honking SUV."

    July 24, 2007