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Definition of squawk verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squawk
    he / she / it squawks
    past simple squawked
    -ing form squawking
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of birds) to make a loud sharp sound The parrot squawked and flew away.
  2. 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.
squawk noun
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The bird gave a startled squawk. a squawk of protest