HAWK


HAWK
TIBCO technology that supports system and application monitoring. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary

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I. hawk hawk 2 verb [transitive]
1. JOURNALISM to sell:

• an ex-athlete who now hawks exercise equipment

2. disapproving to try to make people interested in something or to try to make them buy something:

• He's been on every chat show hawking his new movie.

  [m0] II. hawk hawk 1 [hɔːk ǁ hɒːk] noun [countable]
a politician or official who believes in using force or firm action when dealing with problems, rather than a more peaceful approach:

• Mr George has a reputation as a hawk on inflation.

• He has always been a deficit hawk (= a politician who wants to reduce the amount of money the government owes ) .

— compare dove
— hawkish adjective :

• hawkish political leaders

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Ⅰ.
hawk UK US /hɔːk/ noun [C]
ECONOMICS someone who believes that the government should take strong action in controlling the national budget, inflation, etc.: »

The hawks on the committee are worried that 6 per cent growth could trigger inflation.

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a budget/deficit/inflation hawk

Compare DOVE(Cf. dove)
hawkish
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Stronger-than-expected growth figures and hawkish comments from the Bank of England fuelled speculation that interest rates could rise again.

Ⅱ.
hawk UK US /hɔːk/ verb INFORMAL
to sell goods in the street or a public place: »

Street vendors hawk tea, watches, T-shirts, chickens, and just about everything else.

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Most major businesses hawk their wares on the Net.

DISAPPROVING to try to interest a person or company in a product, idea, etc.: hawk sth around to sb/sth »

He has written a guide to finances which he plans to hawk around to all the major publishers.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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