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  • verb slang To foul up; to be broken.
  • verb slang, regional To steal.
  • verb slang To throw.
  • verb slang To snort from the sinuses. (Similar to hocking.)
  • verb slang To vomit.
  • verb slang To gobble.
  • verb slang, transitive To move; specifically in an egregious fashion


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  • So 5: 30 in the morning and you are laying there listening to the animals and then hear this loud 'hork' - don't even know what you call it - well, anyway, there is no hope in hell that you are going to fall asleep after 5: 30am! TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • Of course, "my carpet does not show cat hork" is not necessarily a strong advertizing point. (

    mrissa: "What makes a man turn neutral?"

  • The stark, gripping "Shadows of a Hot Summer" ("St í ny hork é ho l é ta," 1977), which has been compared to Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" (1971), follows a gentle Moravian farmer whose family is threatened when his farm is occupied by Ukrainian nationalists in the aftermath of World War II.

    Reality Czech

  • We got to the big cats by early afternoon, and the Siberian tiger was making "sick cat" moans (or perhaps roars, but they really sounded a lot like what my cats do right before they hork up a hairball.)

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • I just had to buy a new twin mattress for a certain someone whom I live with who cannot seem to wake up enough to hork.

    Tricks are TrickyThings

  • Of course, if you've managed to hork up the system with malware, you wouldn't want to save your settings when you shutdown -- to be fair, you probably wouldn't even want to do a normal shutdown, just a power off/on cycle, which then restores your OS to a nice, fresh, non-horked-up state in a matter of about a minute.

    July 8th, 2008

  • The stunned lemur is waiting on “mama” to hork up that damn tooth/hairball, after time traveling back to 1972 for that sofa.

    Regretsy – Tiger Wouldn’t

  • My dog would probably grab it, fling it around a few times and eat it, then hork it up casually, of course.

    Regretsy – Rugrat

  • Yep… nothing expresses the feelings of my heart more than a fat, contact wearing cougar about to hork up a fur ball in space.

    Regretsy – MY GOD IT’S FULL OF CRAP

  • The Republicans, along with the Senate majority leader, are suggesting that rather than being incarcerated in state of the art maximum security facilities -- facilities financed via the multi-billion dollar U.S. prison-industrial-complex mandated by lawmakers -- terrorists will simply be turned loose on American soil for some crazy reason, and will subsequently hork a nuclear missile and proceed to crash it into your house.

    Bob Cesca: Closing Guantanamo And Ousting Harry Reid


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  • (slang) To gulp down hurriedly; to "snarf". (From WordCraft)

    May 21, 2008

  • I've also heard this used to describe the same action in the opposite direction, as in "my cat just horked up another hairball".

    May 21, 2008

  • I'm totally going to hork down my pizza tonight. I just hope I don't hork it back up again...

    May 23, 2008

  • Or trichobezoar. 'Horking the trichobezoars again!'

    July 11, 2008

  • How is this other than hawk misspelt?

    July 24, 2008

  • it sounds like "horking a loogie"

    July 24, 2008

  • Yes, it's onomatopoetic. "Hawk" is not.

    July 24, 2008

  • Also, like "aloha" and "ciao," hork means hello and goodbye! It's such a perfect word!

    July 24, 2008

  • *horks at dontcry*

    July 24, 2008

  • I saw hork in print (well, online...) in this phrase:

    ...a fake conservative who raised taxes and horked up earmark millions every chance she got...

    Which, if you read it with the most commonly-used Wordie definition (hork up rather than hork down), sounds pretty weird. Until you realize you can also hork down. Which I almost forgot.

    (Seen in this Rolling Stone article.)

    October 22, 2008