hawk

hawk
hawk1 [hôk]
n.
[ME hauk < OE hafoc, akin to Ger habicht, Pol kobuz, falcon]
1.
a) any of various accipitrine birds having short, rounded wings and a long tail and legs, as Cooper's hawk, goshawk, and the harriers
b) loosely any of various other birds of prey, as falcons and ospreys
2. an advocate of all-out war or of measures in international affairs designed to provoke or escalate open hostilities: cf. DOVE
3. a person regarded as having the preying or grasping nature of a hawk; cheater; swindler
vi.
1. to hunt birds or other small game with the help of falcons or other hawks
2. to attack by or as by swooping and striking
vt.
to attack or prey on as a hawk does
hawkish
adj.
hawklike
adj.
hawk2 [hôk]
vt.
[< HAWKER1]
1. to advertise or peddle (goods) in the streets by shouting
2. to advertise or sell: a mildly contemptuous term
hawk3 [hôk]
vi.
[echoic]
to clear the throat audibly
vt.
to bring up (phlegm) by coughing
n.
an audible clearing of the throat
hawk4 [hôk]
n.
[prob. fig. use of HAWK1]
a flat, square piece of wood or metal with a handle underneath, for carrying mortar or plaster

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