- To utter a harsh scream; screech. (verb-intransitive)
- Informal To complain or protest noisily or peevishly. (verb-intransitive)
- To utter with or as if with a squawk. (verb-transitive)
- A loud screech. (noun)
- A noisy complaint. (noun)
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