hawk-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: offer for sale

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] HAWK NP2[theme]

Others, like broker John Mitchell, hawked a humidor bearing Madoff's name.
It was a vacation reply that hawked a website, and it looked like spam.
At the end of the war he hawked a 14-point document round Europe.
The message hawked a product I've never seen.
A peddler surnamed Li hawked a pedicab of withered bananas at half-price.

VerbNet: give-13.1-1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: hawk.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: hunt for hawks

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] HAWK (PP[location])

The tribes like to hawk in the desert.

VerbNet: berry-13.7
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: clear mucus from one's throat

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] HAWK (NP2[theme])
NOTE: May be extended to inanimates.

Mary hawked and spat.
Barney the Dinosaur hawked a loogie onto the city of Prague.
I'll admit, I hawked a loogie on a Bush sign last week.
The engine hawks and spits when you try to take off.
The Confederate corporal beside Taz hawked on the floor.
She had phlegm hawked in her face.

VerbNet: breathe-40.1.2-1
FrameNet: Make_noise
PropBank: hawk.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3