Meaning of “squawk” in the English Dictionary

"squawk" in British English

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squawkverb [ I ]

uk /skwɔːk/ us /skwɑːk/

to make an unpleasantly loud, sharp cry:

As the fox came into the yard, the chickens began squawking in alarm.

informal disapproving to complain about something noisily:

Environmental groups have been squawking about the decision to build the motorway through a forest.
squawk
noun [ C ] uk us

The owl flew off with a squawk.

(Definition of “squawk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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squawkverb [ I ]

us /skwɔk/

to make a loud, unpleasant cry:

Sea gulls squawked overhead.

infml Someone who squawks about something complains about it in a way that gets attention:

Employers have begun to squawk because of rising health insurance costs.
squawk
noun [ C ] us /skwɔk/

The owl flew off with a squawk.

(Definition of “squawk” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)