- 1[intransitive] (of birds) to make a loud sharp sound The parrot squawked and flew away.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] (+ speech) to speak or make a noise in a loud, sharp voice because you are angry, surprised, etc. “You did what?!” she squawked.
NAmE//skwɔk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squawk
he / she / it squawks
past simple squawked
-ing form squawking
The bird gave a startled squawk. a squawk of protest
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