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hoot

hoot

 
pronunciation:
hut
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
not give (or care) a hoot
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Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hooted, hooting, hoots
definition 1: to utter a loud, harsh shout or cry, esp. of disapproval or scorn.
similar words:
catcall
definition 2: to make the sound an owl typically makes.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to express or make known with loud, harsh shouts or cries.
He hooted his contempt.
definition 2: to drive out, off, or away with scornful, jeering shouts or cries.
They hooted the actor off the stage.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sound an owl typically makes.
definition 2: a sound resembling an owl's cry, such as the sound of a car horn.
definition 3: a shout or cry of disapproval or scorn.
similar words:
catcall
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phrase: not give (or care) a hoot
derivation: hooter (n.)