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hawk1

hawk1

 
pronunciation:
hawk
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a bird of prey that has a short hooked beak and curved claws and is similar to but usu. smaller than an eagle.
 
definition 2: (informal) a person who favors war or a warlike attitude as national policy. (Cf. dove1.)
antonyms:
dove
definition 3: (informal) an aggressive or predatory person.
antonyms:
dove
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hawked, hawking, hawks
definition 1: to use trained hawks in hunting; engage in falconry.
definition 2: to hunt in the manner of a hawk.
derivation: hawklike (adj.)
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