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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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In fact, it often fosters negative or apathetic attitudes in buyers, as in the passive and squawker groups of the study.
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Squawkers McCaw is a talkin', squawkin', and totally unpredictable play pal who has programmable features so you can train him to do a whole lot more too.
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Standing at 30cm, Squawkers McCaw FurReal Parrot is set to entertain thousands of children this year, while their parents prepare to strangle the annoying fowl.
Danny and Jo though are not so sure that live music is what the people want and as such have been reluctant to reintroduce the Friday night karoake which drew more than its fair share of tone deaf I Will Survive squawkers.
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This fall, the FURREAL FRIENDS will release SQUAWKERS MCCAW the FURREAL FRIENDS PARROT who can repeat words, be "taught" to speak, respond to touch, make sassy sounds and even dance.