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squawkverb [I]

uk   /skwɔːk/  us   /skwɑːk/
to make an ​unpleasantlyloud, ​sharpcry: As the ​fox came into the ​yard, the ​chickensbegan 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 ​owlflew 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, ​unpleasantcry: 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 ​risinghealthinsurancecosts.
squawk
noun [C]  us   /skwɔk/
The ​owlflew off with a squawk.
(Definition of squawk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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