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A juvenile goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

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Etymology 1

Old English hafoc.

Noun

Singular
hawk

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  1. A diurnal predatory bird of the family Accipitridae.
    It is illegal to hunt hawks or other raptors in many parts of the world.
  2. (politics) An advocate of aggressive political positions.
    The hawks controlled the senate, so the Minister of War had few problems with his budget.
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  • (in politics): dove
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Verb

Infinitive
to hawk

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to hawk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To hunt with a hawk.
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Etymology 2

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Noun

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hawk

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  1. A plasterer's tool, made of a flat surface with a handle below, used to hold an amount of plaster prior to application to the wall or ceiling being worked on.
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Etymology 3

Back-formation from hawker.

Verb

Infinitive
to hawk

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to hawk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To sell.
    The vendors were hawking their wares from little tables lining either side of the market square.
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Etymology 4

EB1911A-pict1.png This entry lacks an etymology. If you are familiar with the origin of this word, please add it to the page as described here.

Verb

Infinitive
to hawk

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to hawk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To forcibly attempt to cough up (phlegm).
    Jim hawked up some spit and spat it on the sidewalk.
  2. (intransitive) To clear the throat loudly.
    Grandpa sat on the front porch, hawking and wheezing, as he packed his pipe with cheap tobacco.
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