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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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Lib said she had been getting fed up with Twinkle's squawking, but added: "He can definitely stay now".
Son Sam, 18, added: "I used to find Bob annoying with his growling and squawking.
Isenhour lost his temper when the red-shouldered hawk's squawking stopped the taping of a golf show at the Grand Cyprus course, near Orlando, Florida.
If you're one of those people who complains long and loud about Hollywood forsaking family films, then stop your squawking, buy a ticket and write a thank-you note.
Despite the problems the hawks cause, employees say the raptors are ``beautiful,'' and they love hearing the loud squawking through much of the day.
WOODLAND HILLS - For 10 years, Shirley the parrot was the life of her back yard, fluttering from her perch squawking ``love love'' and ``bark the dog.
The mynah bird taken from Glasgow Zoo earned the nickname Wacko because of its constant whistling and squawking.
Clawing, barking, squawking and meowing are all part of the usual holiday routine for the Canyon Country resident, who poses for photos with people's pets each December to raise money for the Pet Assistance Foundation.
There's going to be a lot of squawking,'' said Bill Gartner, a professor at University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.
During one exercise, children are asked to close their eyes and share the sounds they hear: wind rustling through the trees, birds chirping and squawking.
I think there are people that enjoy their beauty, but if they get outside and get squawking, it can get annoying - especially if all three of them get going,'' Webb said.
Sadly, his colleagues who nominally represent the Valley - Ruth Galanter, Wendy Greuel, Tom LaBonge, Alex Padilla, Jack Weiss and Dennis Zine - all cast their votes in favor without even squawking about how it was an insult to their constituents.
Jake La Botz/``Used to Be'' (Utel) If Batman nemesis the Penguin ever took to squawking jailhouse blues, he'd harmonize perfectly with La Botz.
This got Bochco squawking again, much as he did when the network held ``NYPD Blue'' back until midseason two years ago, a move that ultimately helped the series.
Episode one, ``Isles of Paradise,'' is the weakest of the lot, finding Ustinov straining way too hard to entertain - in the course of the hour, he imitates a squawking parrot, Scottish bagpipes, an old-fashioned car horn and serenades a musical cabdriver with some caterwauling of his own.