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1 Dig out or up.‘deep in their trenches the men stood, howking out the brown earth’
- ‘Sorry can't comment at the moment I'm too busy trying to howk an amazingly stubborn bogey from my scrunched up beak.’
- ‘Trump still wants to howk up Balmeadie?’
- 1.1[no object, with adverbial]Search about by digging or rummaging.‘Frankie howked among the beer cans’
- ‘‘Treat this book like a treasure map that tells ye whaur tae howk’, states the introduction.’
Late Middle English holk: related to Middle Low German holken to hollow, and hole.
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