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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 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.
(Definition of crow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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crownoun [C]

us   /kroʊ/
  • crow noun [C] (BIRD)

a large, black bird with a loud cry

crowverb [I]

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

(of a male chicken) to make a loud cry: 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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