Pronunciation: (skwôk), [key]
1. to utter a loud, harsh cry, as a duck or other fowl when frightened.
2. Informal.to complain loudly and vehemently.
to utter or give forth with a squawk.
1. a loud, harsh cry or sound.
2. Informal.a loud, vehement complaint.
3. the black-crowned night heron. See under night heron.
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