Word forms: squawks
1. verb When a bird squawks, it makes a loud harsh noise. [V] ⇒ I threw pebbles at the hens, and that made them jump and squawk. Squawk is also a noun. ⇒ 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] [V that] ⇒ Mr Arbor squawked that the deal was a double-cross. [V with quote] ⇒ 'Wait for me!' Melanie squawked. 'I'm not staying here alone.' [Also V]
Squawk is also a noun. ⇒ She gave a loud squawk when the water was poured on her.
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