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English definition of “hawk”


noun [C] (PERSON)    /hɔːk/ US  /hɑːk/
a person who strongly supports the use of force in political relationships rather than discussion or other more peaceful solutions → Compare dove nounPolitical movements and groups
(Definition of hawk noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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