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Hawk vs. Hork

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  • Hawk (noun)

    A diurnal predatory bird of the family Accipitridae, smaller than an eagle.

    "It is illegal to hunt hawks or other raptors in many parts of the world."

  • Hawk (noun)

    Any diurnal predatory terrestrial bird of similar size and and appearance to the accipitrid hawks, such as a falcon

  • Hawk (noun)

    An advocate of aggressive political positions and actions; a warmonger.

  • Hawk (noun)

    An uncooperative or purely-selfish participant in an exchange or game, especially when untrusting, acquisitive or treacherous. Refers specifically to the Prisoner's Dilemma, alias the Hawk-Dove game.

  • Hawk (noun)

    A plasterer's tool, made of a flat surface with a handle below, used to hold an amount of plaster prior to application to the wall or ceiling being worked on: a mortarboard.

    "mortarboard"

  • Hawk (noun)

    A noisy effort to force up phlegm from the throat.

  • Hawk (verb)

    To hunt with a hawk.

  • Hawk (verb)

    To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike like a hawk.

    "to hawk at flies"

  • Hawk (verb)

    To sell; to offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry (merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle.

    "The vendors were hawking their wares from little tables lining either side of the market square."

  • Hawk (verb)

    To cough up something from one's throat.

  • Hawk (verb)

    To try to cough up something from one's throat; to clear the throat loudly.

    "Grandpa sat on the front porch, hawking and wheezing, as he packed his pipe with cheap tobacco."

  • Hork (verb)

    To foul up; to be occupied with difficulty, tangle, or unpleasantness; to be broken.

    "I downloaded the program, but something is horked and it won't load."

  • Hork (verb)

    To steal, especially petty theft or misnomer in jest.

    "Can I hork that code from you for my project?"

  • Hork (verb)

    To vomit, cough up.

  • Hork (verb)

    To throw.

    "Let's go hork pickles at people from the back row of the movie theatre."

  • Hork (verb)

    To eat hastily or greedily; to gobble.

    "I don't know what got into her, but she horked all those hoagies last night!"

  • Hork (verb)

    To move.

    "Go hork the kegs from out back."

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