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hawk

noun [C]
 
 
/hɔːk/
ECONOMICS someone who believes that the government should take strong action in controlling the national budget, inflation, etc.: The hawks on the committee are worried that 6 per cent growth could trigger inflation. a budget/deficit/inflation hawk → Compare dove
hawkish
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