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Meaning of “crow” in the English Dictionary

"crow" in British English

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crownoun [C]

uk   /krəʊ/  us   /kroʊ/

crowverb [I]

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

When a cock (= an ​adultmalechicken) crows, it makes a very ​long and ​loudsharpcry: We were ​woken at ​dawn by a ​cock crowing ​repeatedly. When a ​baby crows, it makes ​suddencries 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 ​latesttriumph.
(Definition of crow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crow" in American English

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crownoun [C]

 us   /kroʊ/
  • crow noun [C] (BIRD)

a ​large, ​blackbird with a ​loudcry

crowverb [I]

 us   /kroʊ/ (past tense and past participle crowed)
  • crow verb [I] (CRY)

(of a ​malechicken) to make a ​loudcry: A ​rooster crowed ​repeatedly. Someone who crows ​expresses a lot of ​happiness or ​pride: “I told you so,” my little ​brother crowed.
(Definition of crow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crow”
in Korean 까마귀…
in Arabic غُراب…
in Malaysian gagak, kokok…
in French corneille, chant du coq…
in Russian ворона…
in Chinese (Traditional) 烏鴉…
in Italian corvo…
in Turkish karga…
in Polish wrona…
in Spanish cuervo, grajo, canto…
in Vietnamese con quạ, tiếng gáy…
in Portuguese corvo…
in Thai อีกา, เสียงไก่ขัน…
in German die Krähe, das Krähen…
in Catalan corb…
in Japanese カラス…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乌鸦…
in Indonesian burung gagak, kokok ayam…
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