Definition of hawk-eyed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhôk ˌīd/


1Having very good eyesight.
Example sentences
  • With keen hawk-eyed vision, he spied his next target.
1.1Watching carefully; vigilant: a hawk-eyed policeman saved the lives of dozens of shoppers
More example sentences
  • Jack was watching the proceedings, hawk-eyed.
  • The hawk-eyed Food and Drug Administration deems lung - a common ingredient in haggis - to be unfit for human consumption.
  • The wing entrance was particularly in need of cleaning but hawk-eyed members of the team were also disappointed with the quality of furniture and linen in some wards.
on the alert, on the lookout, with one's eyes peeled
informal not missing a trick, on the ball

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Syllabification: hawk-eyed

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