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verb
  1. to make a short loud sound when you laugh or criticize something

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of hoot

    1. a.
      to make a short loud sound as a warning

      Synonyms or related words for this sense of hoot

    2. b.
      to make the deep sound that an owl makes

      Synonyms or related words for this sense of hoot

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