squawk Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “squawk” in the English Dictionary

"squawk" in British English

See all translations

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)

"squawk" in American English

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of squawk?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“squawk” in British English

“squawk” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ultraviolet

Ultraviolet light has a wavelength that is after the violet (= light purple) end of the range of colours that can be seen by humans. Light of this type causes the skin to become darker in the sun.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More