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hawknoun [C]

us   /hɔk/
  • hawk noun [C] (BIRD)

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

hawkverb [T]

us   /hɔk/
  • hawk verb [T] (SELL)

to sell goods in public places by calling out to people: She was hawking flowers at the parking lot exit.
(Definition of hawk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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hawknoun [C]

uk   /hɔːk/ us  
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
Stronger-than-expected growth figures and hawkish comments from the Bank of England fuelled speculation that interest rates could rise again.


uk   /hɔːk/ us   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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hawk”
in Korean 매…
in Arabic صَقْر…
in Malaysian helang…
in French faucon…
in Russian ястреб…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鳥, 鷹…
in Italian falco…
in Turkish şahin…
in Polish jastrząb…
in Spanish halcón…
in Vietnamese diều hâu…
in Portuguese gavião…
in Thai เหยี่ยว…
in German der Falke…
in Catalan falcó…
in Japanese (鳥)タカ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸟, 鹰…
in Indonesian elang…
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