hock vs hawk :

hock vs hawk

hock or hawk

Hock has the colloquial interpretation of leaving an item of worth with a pawnbroker as security for a loan or funds.

"I hope you won't eventually give up your daughter as hock for another loan."

Hawk is a diurnal predatory bird which hunts small birds and animals to satisfy its carnivorous tendencies. It could also mean the act of selling goods or items. Also, it is an effort to force up phlegm from the throat accompanied with a funny noise.

"I watched as the hawk swept down and carried the chick."

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  • n  any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)
  • n  tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle
  • v  leave as a guarantee in return for money
  • v  disable by cutting the hock

  • n  diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
  • n  an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
  • n  a square board with a handle underneath; used by masons to hold or carry mortar
  • v  sell or offer for sale from place to place
  • v  hunt with hawks
    the tribes like to hawk in the desert
  • v  clear mucus or food from one's throat
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