Adjective "hawked" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A diurnal bird of prey with broad rounded wings and a long tail, typically taking prey by surprise with a short chase.
  1. 'Along waterways and ponds you're likely to see parrots and macaws, hawks and jabiru storks.'
  2. 'The blinding sun flashed over the graceful wings of the hawk soaring through the clouds.'
  3. '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.'
  4. 'Look for seals and river otters that sometimes come in at high tide and hawks that cruise the surrounding fields for small game.'
  5. 'Red-tailed hawks and turkey vultures circled above us in a blue sky.'
  6. 'He's also a nature lover and when he saw a hawk chasing pigeons around the Kennaway Hotel on Friday morning he watched in awe.'
  7. 'When I tipped my head back, I saw the hawk buckle its wings and plummet behind the trees.'
  8. 'Gulls, hawks and vultures soar, swallows and terns skim the surface of water.'
  9. 'Many wild hatchlings of these earlier returnees have fallen prey to Galapagos hawks, a natural predator that has coexisted with tortoises for eons.'
  10. 'Students will probably never forget the hawk spreading his magnificent wings as Mrs. Beck held him above her head.'
  11. 'But the next day, they happen upon a group of people hunting with falcons and hawks, one of which is an elegant, noble, beautiful lady.'
  12. 'He enjoyed the atmosphere and, despite the distance, is interested in bringing his owls, hawks and falcons back down next year.'
  13. 'The main aim of the business is to breed and sell falcons and hawks, with ‘experience’ days for groups of two to six people involving about four cars a day.'
  14. 'An Ayrshire school was forced to hire falconers armed with hawks to safeguard its pupils.'
  15. 'He resembles a small hawk or falcon who has just been unhooded: rapt, sharp-featured, luminously alive to the moment.'
A person who advocates an aggressive or warlike policy, especially in foreign affairs.
  1. 'With respect to China, it is true that September 11 did block movement toward a new hard-line policy from Washington that some administration hawks may have wanted.'
  2. 'He's following the path of conservative hawks who have derailed progress with North Korea for the past decade.'
  3. 'Leading hawks within the Bush administration are gloating over their humbling of Europe and are opposed to any concessions to America's rivals.'
  4. 'Though he remains a shrewd guide to the hypocrisies of Arab leaders, his views on foreign policy now scarcely diverge from those of pro-Israel hawks in the Bush Administration.'
  5. 'I'm a classical liberal, economically (laissez-faire is my mantra) and a hawk on foreign policy and defense.'
  6. 'I'm a fiscal conservative, social/cultural liberal and foreign policy hawk.'
  7. 'The hawks and the peaceniks, the left and the right, all believed that we would, indeed fight the Soviets over Western Europe, over missiles in Cuba, etc.'
  8. 'Few believe these same Cold War hawks actually care about foreign peoples, as they were fairly open about their indifference to human rights not so long ago.'
  9. 'During the cold war even the most extreme hawks were chastened in their aggressive impulses by fear of escalation into a full-blown conflict with the USSR.'
  10. '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.'
Used in names of hawkmoths, e.g. eyed hawk.


    (of a person) hunt game with a trained hawk.
    1. '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.'
    2. '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.'
    (of a bird or dragonfly) hunt on the wing for food.
    1. 'Swifts screaming overhead, hawking for insects in their no-compromise lifestyle.'
    2. 'For the first time this year there were lots of swifts hawking the riverside fields.'
    3. 'Gone were flocks of starlings feeding along the runway; no kestrels hawking on the infields for small mammals; egrets, herons, crows, gulls, and geese all but disappeared.'


    A plasterer's square board with a handle underneath for carrying plaster or mortar.
    1. 'Load some stucco on a hawk and then onto your trowel.'
    2. 'Load the mortar onto a mortar hawk, then press the filler into the joints with a joint filler.'

    More definitions

    1. any of numerous birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, having a short, hooked beak, broad wings, and curved talons, often seen circling or swooping at low altitudes.

    2. any of several similar, unrelated birds, as the nighthawk.

    3. Informal. a person who preys on others, as a sharper.

    4. Also called war hawk. Informal. a person, especially one in public office, who advocates war or a belligerent national attitude.Compare dove1 (def 5).

    5. any person who pursues an aggressi

    More examples(as adjective)

    "noses can be hawked."

    "chesses can be hawked."


    (hawk)Late Middle English: of unknown origin.


    have eyes like a hawk
    watch someone like a hawk