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The hoarse raucous sound that is characteristic of a crow or similar bird.
intr.v. cawed, caw·ing, caws
To utter such a hoarse raucous sound.
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the cry of a crow, rook, or raven
(intr) to make this cry
[C16: of imitative origin]
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1. the loud harsh call of the crow.v.i.
2. to utter this cry.
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Past participle: cawed
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|Noun||1.||caw - the sound made by corvine birds|
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
|Verb||1.||caw - utter a cry, characteristic of crows, rooks, or ravens|
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caw[ˈkɔː] vi [bird] → croasser
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