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English definition of “squawk”

squawk

verb [I]     /skwɔːk/ US  /skwɑːk/
to make an unpleasantly loud, sharp cry: As the fox came into the yard, the chickens began squawking in alarm.Animal (non-human) soundsShouting and screaming informal disapproving to complain about something noisily: Environmental groups have been squawking about the decision to build the motorway through a forest.Complaining squawk     noun [C] Animal (non-human) soundsShouting and screaming
(Definition of squawk verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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