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hawk

verb
 
 
/hɔːk/ informal
to sell goods in the street or a public place: Street vendors hawk tea, watches, T-shirts, chickens, and just about everything else. Most major businesses hawk their wares on the Net.
disapproving to try to interest a person or company in a product, idea, etc.: hawk sth around to sb/sth He has written a guide to finances which he plans to hawk around to all the major publishers.
(Definition of hawk verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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