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You've got to watch them like a hawk. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She watches me like hawk. The Sun (2016)They have learnt how to fly hawks and lead horses. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We are watching our money like hawks. The Sun (2011)Those investors are watching like hawks as we vote today. The Sun (2010)There was a great deal of public argument between the hawks and the doves. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)Once his big ambition was simply to fly hawks. The Sun (2009)Ignore the first time but watch him like a hawk. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Have the Chinese stopped hawking and spitting? Times, Sunday Times (2008)People think they are predators, but their nest was attacked by a hawk last year. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The Government will be watching like hawks. The Sun (2014)Public opinion is split between hawks, doves and those sitting firmly on the fence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Hawks and doves were temporarily replaced by a flock of starlings, wheeling and voting as one. Times, Sunday Times (2007)TWO escaped hawks have been attacking residents in a seaside town. The Sun (2012)I watched like a hawk to see how you were meant to keep your modesty at the pools. Times, Sunday Times (2007)All hawk moths are chunky things with serious wings on them: they seem more like honorary birds than insects. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These birds can handle hawks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Sparrow hawks are still around. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Once the hawk is eating from your fist, the next step is to get it to hop onto your fist from its perch. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We aren't all hawks, you know. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Lime hawk moth moth is named after the hawk because it capable of powerful, long- distance flight. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A school near his family village has been named in his honour and street traders hawk T-shirts and calendars bearing his image. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The entire research team is supposed to be hawking itself around, in one piece, to anyone who will listen. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: hawk NOUN
A hawk is a large bird with a short, hooked beak, sharp claws, and very good eyesight.
Definition of hawk from the Collins English Dictionary
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