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verb as in cry

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Bogusky, who says he has enormous respect for the Olympic athletes themselves, says he can’t remember another time when consumers could look for a symbol that says a company doesn’t really give a hoot about human rights.

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Now there’ll be this big historical marker, which I think is just a hoot.

You might hear the hoot of an owl, the swoosh of a bat’s wings, the croaking of frogs, the sawing of crickets, or even just the wind whispering through grass or trees.

Mager initially had made hoots and sounds like those of loon chicks in hopes that would attract the bird.

Just before sunrise, we were woken by a cacophony of hoots and realized that every single one of those cacti was home to an owl.

Hooters is cleverly asking me to “Give a Hoot” about breast cancer.

Lawrence is a freaking hoot in American Hustle, who takes her Big Scenes and sets them on fire.

I thought you were a hoot on Community as the lawyer for the estate of Pierce.

The first four letters in hootenanny spell hoot -- and The Seeger Sessions was fun -- with a purpose.

The Explosion at the Wig Factory was about as big of a hoot as you can comfortably call a tragedy like an explosion.

Now men laughed at him, pointed to him with their fingers, and made their children mock and hoot the penniless insolvent.

And there was music in all the saloons and restaurants; it rose and fell with the noise of the tin horn and the hoot of the happy.

When the owls beat their wings and gave the mating call and hoot, it was like a foam of noise rising over a river of silence.

The soft hoot of a little owl came through the dusk, and between its calls the men's voices rose and fell.

The owl, whose matin hoot announces the appearance of the sun, had already given its melancholy note.


On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hoot, such as: boo, heckle, hiss, howl, jeer, and scream.

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