hawk

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
hawk

Plural
hawks

A hawk
  1. A type of bird that eats meat.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
hawk

Third-person singular
hawks

Past tense
hawked

Past participle
hawked

Present participle
hawking

  1. (transitive) To sell.
    The vendors were hawking jewelry from little tables lining either side of the market square.
  2. (transitive) To cough or clear your throat loudly, sometimes coughing up phlegm.
    Jim hawked up some spit and spat it on the sidewalk.
    Grandpa sat on the front porch, hawking and wheezing, as he packed his pipe with tobacco.