I gawked at the hawk since I have never seen one before.
G+AWK...MEANS GAPE AWKWARDLY...OPEN MOUTH(GAPE)
Hindi :- when u go in GAAV [Village] den gaav ka log stare foolishly at you.Who is This Shehri-babu
The girl felt awkward when the shopkeeper gawked at her.
gawk can be taken as go (ga) + work (wk); Imagine your boss saying : "go and do your work, instead of gawking at office girls."
gawk -in nepali stupid person is said gawk.Or we can look the last section of word awk which means awkard or stupid
"Gaze" with "Awe"/or "Gaze" "Awkwardly"->open-mouthed awe