squawk

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. cry, call, scream, screech; informal, complain, kick (sl.), gripe (sl.), grouse (sl.). —n. outcry, squeak, croak, caw, screech. See discontent.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. cackle, crow, yap; see cry 3 .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. cry shriek, screech, call, scream, squeal, crowing, cackle, outcry, howl.
2. Sl. complaint fuss, protest, objection, gripe, shout, yell.
II
v.
1. cry shriek, screech, call, scream, squeal, crow, cackle, outcry.
2. complain put up a fuss, protest, object, *cry foul, yell, fume, gripe.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb Informal. To express opposition, often by argument: challenge, demur, except, expostulate, inveigh, object, protest, remonstrate. Informal: kick. Idioms: set up a squawk, take exception. See SUPPORT. II noun The act of expressing strong or reasoned opposition: challenge, demur, exception, expostulation, objection, protest, protestation, remonstrance, remonstration. Slang: kick. See SUPPORT.

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