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verb hawk pronunciation in American English /hɔk/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhawk
he/she/ithawks
present participlehawking
past tensehawked
past participlehawked
  1. 1
    [transitive] to sell goods in the streets or by knocking on peoples doors
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    1. a.
      to try and persuade people to buy or accept something, especially something of bad quality
      He spent years hawking his book around publishing companies.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] informal to clear phlegm from your throat while making an unpleasant noise

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