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squawk about something

to complain about something. stop squawking about how much money you lost. I lost twice as much. What are you squawking about now?
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1. in. to complain. Some people squawk because they don’t have anything else to do.
2. n. a complaint. Here’s another squawk from the lady on the third floor.
3. tv. & in. to reveal or blab something. She squawked the whole business to the fuzz.

squawk box

n. a public-address system; a loudspeaker, especially if installed in a box or other housing. A raspy voice came over the squawk box announcing the arrival of what we had been waiting for.
See also: box, squawk
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Operators heard his faint squawks and dispatched PC Ian Tuckett to the house in Melksham, Wilts.
It was hard to ignore the snaps, squawks, squeaks, and the high, thin squeals that pierced your eardrums and made your teeth ring even if you didn't wear braces.
Both aircraft have handled predictably and we've had very few squawks.
If it walks like a duck and squawks like a duck, I bet it's a duck.
Rupert, who can be camera shy, will be encouraged to share her thoughts and squawks.
This surface burlesque, however, cloaks Morris's great musical sensitivity and parodic flair, in which musical jokes of endless chaconnes and animalistic squawks of sound are sweetly echoed in a great swamp processional of amphibians with heads darting, cheeks puffing silently in and out, and bodies undulating as they sip from the water bowl of life.
The more he squawks about protecting privilege, the more he reveals what's broken: City Hall has institutionalized incompetence to such a degree, everyone think's it's an inalienable right.
And the loud squawks coming from the reptile cage Tuesday were disconcerting until a young camper explained the reason the bird inside was so upset.
Gifford, who every year squawks about leaving the show, has inked a new deal keeping her on the high-rated morning gabfest through September 1998.