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crow

noun [C] uk   /krəʊ/ us    /kroʊ/

crow

verb [I] uk   /krəʊ/ us    /kroʊ/ (crowed or UK also crew)

crow verb [I] (CRY)

When a cock (= an adult male chicken) crows, it makes a very long and loud sharp cry: We were woken at dawn by a cock crowing repeatedly. When a baby crows, it makes sudden cries of happiness.

crow verb [I] (TALK PROUDLY)

disapproving to talk in a proud and annoying way about something you have done: He's always crowing about his latest triumph.
Translations of “crow”
in Korean 까마귀…
in Arabic غُراب…
in French corneille, chant du coq…
in Turkish karga…
in Italian corvo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 烏鴉…
in Russian ворона…
in Polish wrona…
in Spanish cuervo, grajo, canto…
in Portuguese corvo…
in German die Krähe, das Krähen…
in Catalan corb…
in Japanese カラス…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乌鸦…
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