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squawk

verb [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.
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