verb (used without object)
to utter a loud, harsh cry, as a duck or other fowl when frightened.
Informal. to complain loudly and vehemently.
verb (used with object)
to utter or give forth with a squawk.
a loud, harsh cry or sound.
Informal. a loud, vehement complaint.
the black-crowned night heron.
See under night heron.
a loud raucous cry; screech
(informal) a loud complaint or protest
to utter a squawk or with a squawk
(intransitive) (informal) to complain loudly
adjective, squawkier, squawkiest. 1. unpleasantly discordant or harsh in sound; cacophonous.
noun, Older Use: Disparaging and Offensive. 1. a contemptuous term used to refer to a white or other non-Indian man married to a North American Indian woman. noun 1. (offensive) a White or other non-American-Indian man married to a North American Indian woman
noun 1. a short, sharp, shrill cry; a sharp, high-pitched sound. 2. Informal. opportunity; chance: their last squeak to correct the manuscript. 3. an escape from defeat, danger, death, or destruction (usually qualified by narrow or close). verb (used without object) 4. to utter or emit a squeak or squeaky sound. 5. Slang. to confess […]
noun 1. a person or thing that squeaks. 2. Informal. a contest or game won by a very small margin. 3. Informal. a dangerous situation. squawk box