Definition for HAWK

HAWK, v.i. [W. hoçi; Scot. hawgh. Qu. Chal. כיח, and keck and cough. See Class Gk, No. 5, 29, 36.]

To make an effort to force up phlegm with noise; as, to hawk and spit. Shak. Harvey. To hawk up, transitively; as, to hawk up phlegm.

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