Hawk Hawk (h[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hawked} (h[add]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hawking}.] 1. To catch, or attempt to catch, birds by means of hawks trained for the purpose, and let loose on the prey; to practice falconry. [1913 Webster]

A falconer Henry is, when Emma hawks. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike like a hawk; -- generally with at; as, to hawk at flies. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

A falcon, towering in her pride of place, Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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