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"hawk" in American English

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hawknoun [C]

 us   /hɔk/
  • hawk noun [C] (BIRD)

a ​type of ​largebird that ​catchessmallbirds and ​animals for ​food

hawkverb [T]

 us   /hɔk/
  • hawk verb [T] (SELL)

to ​sellgoods in ​publicplaces 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)

"hawk" in Business English

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hawknoun [C]

uk   us   /hɔːk/
ECONOMICS someone who believes that the ​government should take ​strongaction in ​controlling the ​nationalbudget, ​inflation, etc.: The hawks on the ​committee are worried that 6 ​percentgrowth could ​triggerinflation. a budget/​deficit/​inflation hawk
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hawkish
Stronger-than-expected ​growthfigures and hawkish comments from the Bank of England ​fuelledspeculation that ​interestrates could ​rise again.

hawkverb

uk   us   /hɔːk/ informal
to ​sellgoods in the street or a ​publicplace: Street ​vendors hawk tea, watches, T-shirts, chickens, and just about everything else. Most ​majorbusinesses 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 ​majorpublishers.
(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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“hawk” in British English

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“hawk” in Business English

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