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Definition of hawk noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a strong fast bird of prey (= a bird that kills other creatures for food) He waited,watching her like a hawk (= watching her very closely).
  2. 2a person, especially a politician, who supports the use of military force to solve problems opposite dove1
  3. Idioms
    have eyes like a hawk
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    to be able to notice or see everything She's bound to notice that chipped glass. The woman has eyes like a hawk!
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hawk