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squawk

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intransitive verb \ˈskwȯk\

Simple Definition of squawk

  • of a bird : to make a short, harsh cry

  • : to complain or protest loudly or with strong feeling

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of squawk

  1. 1 :  to utter a harsh abrupt scream

  2. 2 :  to complain or protest loudly or vehemently <opponents of the bill squawked>

squawker noun

Examples of squawk in a sentence

  1. The customers squawked about the high prices.

  2. Opponents of the project have been squawking.



Origin of squawk

probably blend of squall and squeak


First Known Use: 1821

Rhymes with squawk


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squawk

noun

Definition of squawk

  1. 1 :  a harsh abrupt scream

  2. 2 :  a noisy complaint



Examples of squawk in a sentence

  1. <if we don't receive any squawks, we can assume the change was acceptable>



1850

First Known Use of squawk

1850


SQUAWK Defined for Kids

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squawk

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verb \ˈskwȯk\

Definition of squawk for Students

squawkedsquawking

  1. 1 :  to make a harsh short cry <The bird squawked loudly.>

  2. 2 :  to complain or protest loudly or with strong feeling




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squawk

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noun

Definition of squawk for Students

  1. 1 :  a harsh short cry

  2. 2 :  a noisy complaint





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