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squawk

  

      vb  
1    cackle, crow, cry, hoot, screech, yelp  
2      (informal)   complain, kick up a fuss     (informal)   protest, raise Cain     (slang)   squeal     (informal, chiefly Brit.)  
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squawk

  
  ( squawks    plural & 3rd person present)   ( squawking    present participle)   ( squawked    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When a bird squawks, it makes a loud harsh noise.  
I threw pebbles at the hens, and that made them jump and squawk.      V  
      Squawk is also a noun., n-count  
A mallard suddenly took wing, rising steeply into the air with an angry squawk.     
2       verb   If a person squawks, they complain loudly, often in a high-pitched, harsh tone.  
INFORMAL   Mr Arbor squawked that the deal was a double-cross...      V that  

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squeak, squad, square, squash

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