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hawk

noun [C]  /hɔk/ us  

hawk noun [C] (BIRD)

a type of large bird that catches small birds and animals for food

hawk

verb [T]  /hɔk/ us  

hawk verb [T] (SELL)

to sell goods in public places by calling out to people: She was hawking flowers at the parking lot exit.
Translations of “hawk”
in Korean 매…
in Arabic صَقْر…
in French faucon…
in Turkish şahin…
in Italian falco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鳥, 鷹…
in Russian ястреб…
in Polish jastrząb…
in Spanish halcón…
in Portuguese gavião…
in German der Falke…
in Catalan falcó…
in Japanese (鳥)タカ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸟, 鹰…
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