Hay 4 definiciones de hawk en inglés:

hawk1

Silabificación: hawk

sustantivo

1A diurnal bird of prey with broad rounded wings and a long tail, typically taking prey by surprise with a short chase. Compare with falcon.
  • Family Accipitridae: several genera, especially Accipiter, which includes the Cooper’s hawk and goshawk
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  • Bird watchers will be treated to the sight of caracara hawks, Florida sandhill cranes, and numerous other species.
  • If you're lucky, you can sight one of the smaller numbers of red-shoulder hawks, red-tail hawks and the elusive, endangered Peregrine Falcon.
  • Red-tailed hawks and turkey vultures circled above us in a blue sky.
1.1North American A bird of prey related to the buteos.
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  • He explained to the judge he couldn't help himself out there under the blue sky, under the billowing clouds, way way up, the gliding buzzard hawks circling, circling, free as the breeze.
1.2 Falconry Any diurnal bird of prey used in falconry.
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  • The regular flying demonstrations give visitors the opportunity to see some of the 75 eagles, falcons, hawks, vultures and owls at close range.
  • Employees from Ashford Castle's school of falconry bring hawks and falcons to Rathroeen where they keep vermin and other birds at bay.
  • He enjoyed the atmosphere and, despite the distance, is interested in bringing his owls, hawks and falcons back down next year.
2A person who advocates an aggressive or warlike policy, especially in foreign affairs. Compare with dove1 (sense 2).
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  • Americans may indeed be well served externally at this dangerous juncture by the unsentimental foreign policy hawks that tend to predominate in the Republican Party.
  • The administration hawks don't want disarmament, they want conquest; and whether or not they get to pursue it in this case, their overall objectives will not change.
  • Mirroring the shallowness of hawks, who condemn peaceniks for their lack of patriotism, many doves castigate anyone who is not opposed to war.

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1(Of a person) hunt game with a trained hawk: he spent the afternoon hawking
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  • She had a weakness for fine clothes and being a vigorous lady, she enjoyed hawking, shooting the long bow, and making the trip from Theobalds to Westminster, a dozen miles away on horseback.
  • They were also one of the most popular game birds for hawking and Henry VIII passed legislation imposing heavy fines on those caught stealing heron eggs or killing them by any means other than hawking.
  • Successful hawking becomes routine, and soon one hunt per day is not enough.
2(Of a bird or dragonfly) hunt on the wing for food: swifts hawked low over the water [with object]: dragonflies hawk and feed on flies
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  • I did see a few egrets in the fields (maybe cattle egrets) and a group of blue-cheeked bee-eaters hawking for insects and perching on powerlines.
  • Swifts screaming overhead, hawking for insects in their no-compromise lifestyle.
  • Fishing bats are large, yellow-orange, and rather pungent creatures that can hawk large flying insects or snag small ocean fish from the surf.

Origen

Old English hafoc, heafoc, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch havik and German Habicht.

Frases

have eyes like a hawk

Miss nothing of what is going on around one.
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  • He had eyes like a hawk and was usually very perceptive.
  • I tried to duck away without being seen, but Wright had eyes like a hawk and spotted me.
  • Mr. Martin has eyes like a hawk, and sees all.

watch someone like a hawk

Keep a vigilant eye on someone, especially to check that they do nothing wrong.
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  • Fear of losing their child kept them watching Matt like a hawk, staring at his arms for a sign, watching over his medications and sleeping habits.
  • He settled back in his chair, but I noticed that he was watching me like a hawk.
  • Now the silent majority will be watching him like a hawk, putting everything he says under the microscope of what is and what isn't acceptable.

Derivativos

hawkish

adjetivo
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  • She suddenly trailed off and I immediately felt her hawkish gaze directed at me.
  • She had a devil-may-care attitude and many people kept clear away from her hawkish gaze.
  • The U.S. hawkish solution has itself become a problem in the way of establishing a peace regime on the peninsula.

hawkishly

adverbio
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  • In my mind, they may be intertwined in certain ways, but it's a mistake to think that we can solve the problem simply by speaking more hawkishly and voting with Republicans on military matters.
  • He relies hawkishly on government reports that nervously prophesy cyberchaos.
  • No one was hawkishly saying ‘let unemployment rip’, neither were the so-called ‘doves' tolerating inflation above 2.5%.

hawkishness

sustantivo
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  • His Washington profile seems to rise and fall with the Administration's hawkishness.
  • He points out that unrepentant hawkishness has rarely resulted in more liberalism at home.
  • All of that newfound hawkishness in Boston surely sounded odd to many of the decidedly anti-war delegates.

hawklike

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  • My face is too hawklike, too sharp and opaque in emotion to really be appealing.
  • He is enormous, with a caveman's backward-sloping brow, a hawklike proboscis, and a lumbering walk.
  • He has red hair and brilliant green eyes, fringed with lashes night-black, so he seems almost hawklike.

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Palabra del día impudicity
Pronunciación: ˌɪmpjʊˈdɪsɪti
noun
lack of modesty

Hay 4 definiciones de hawk en inglés:

hawk2

Silabificación: hawk

verbo

[with object]
Carry around and offer (goods) for sale, typically advertising them by shouting: street traders were hawking costume jewelry
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  • People are renting rooms, running taxis, selling ice-cream out of their front windows and hawking cigars and peanuts in the streets.
  • I felt a little uncharitable: maybe they were just honest but hard-up Grimsby trawlermen, reduced to hawking their catch on the streets.
  • By coincidence, the restaurant was across the street from where Bradbury was hawking newspapers.
Sinónimos
peddle, sell, tout, vend, trade in, traffic in, push

Origen

late 15th century: back-formation from hawker1.

Hay 4 definiciones de hawk en inglés:

hawk3

Silabificación: hawk

verbo

[no object]
1Clear the throat noisily: he hawked and spat into the flames
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  • Their subtle lack of receptiveness is finally made flagrantly obvious when one noisily hawks an enormous loogie and spits it onto the stove, where it sizzles like an oyster at a beachside barbecue.
  • You hear everything: coughing, hawking up a loogey, vomiting.
  • Plus, who doesn't like hawking up big gobs of phlegm?
1.1 [with object] (hawk something up) Bring phlegm up from the throat.
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  • The whole thing sticks in my throat like a fish bone, and I've got to hawk it up or choke to death on it.
  • Well most people can hawk it up and spit it out of their mouth… but I cannot do that.
  • I was prepared to neatly hawk it up, wipe my mouth, and toss my little bag in the nearest trash can.

Origen

late 16th century: probably imitative.

Hay 4 definiciones de hawk en inglés:

hawk4

Silabificación: hawk

sustantivo

A plasterer’s square board with a handle underneath for carrying plaster or mortar.
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  • Load some stucco on a hawk and then onto your trowel.
  • For large jobs, a hawk is better than a mud pan.
  • Moisten your plywood hawk and load it up with mortar. Hold the hawk against the wall and use a long, thin trowel to pack mortar into joints.

Origen

late Middle English: of unknown origin.