hawk

hawk(
hak
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal)
a. el halcón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The hawk hovered over its prey, waiting for the right moment to attack.El halcón sobrevolaba su presa esperando el momento preciso para atacar.
2. (politics)
a. el halcón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Smith is just another hawk who supports military intervention in Libia.Smith es otro halcón que apoya la intervención militar en Libya.
b. el partidiario de la línea dura
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la partidiaria de la línea dura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The military budget was increased by the hawks in Congress.Los partidiarios de la línea dura en el Congreso aumentaron el presupuesto de defensa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to sell)
a. pregonar
I walked down the dorm hallway hawking my old books to freshmen.Caminé por el pasillo del dormitorio pregonando mis viejos libros a los estudiantes de primer año.
b. vender
I'm going to hawk my paintings at the fair.Voy a vender mis pinturas en la feria.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to clear one's throat)
a. carraspear
David hawked before beginning his speech.David carraspeó antes de empezar su discurso.
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hawk
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a.
to hawk one's wareshacer venta ambulante
hawk [hɔːk]
noun
(Orn) (Pol) halcón (m)
he was watching me like a hawk me vigilaba estrechamente; no me quitaba ojo
hawk [hɔːk]
transitive verb
[+goods for sale] pregonar
hawk [hɔːk]
intransitive verb
(also hawk up) (clear one's throat) carraspear
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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