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crow

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds, Colours & sounds
crowcrow1 /krΙ™ΚŠ $ kroʊ/ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [countable]HBB a large shiny black bird with a loud cry2 [singular]CHBB the loud sound a cock makes3 β†’ as the crow flies β†’ eat crow at eat(7)
Examples from the Corpus
crowβ€’ A crow perched on it while they watched, and poked hopefully at the sockets.β€’ Spaced evenly from the bottom up, concentric rings of black crow feathers rise to the top of the cairn.β€’ I knew that there is no death worse for an eagle than death at the beaks of hooded crows.β€’ Since the crow believed that this was Kay, the crow and Gerda traveled to the castle.β€’ When the crow decides to go home, he finds he no longer fits in with crows, either.
Related topics: Birds, Colours & sounds, Babies
crowcrow2 verb [intransitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 HBBCif a cock crows, it makes a loud high sound2 BOASTto talk about what you have done in a very proud way – used to show disapprovalcrow over/about πŸ”Š He was crowing over winning the bet.3 DHB written if someone, especially a baby, crows, they make a noise that shows they are happy πŸ”Š Ben rushed to his father, crowing with pleasure.
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Examples from the Corpus
crowβ€’ And I've almost cured her of crowing.β€’ Not a peep is emitted by the Arizona senator who loves to crow.β€’ Nordstrom and his supporters are still crowing about winning the lawsuit.β€’ Three percent is nothing to crow about.β€’ The crowd was crowing over Brazil's easy victory in the match.β€’ When Eisenhower fell into the trap, Khrushchev crowed over his discomfort and demanded an apology or a repudiation of presidential responsibility.β€’ In the early 1990s, east-coast magazines crowed that the Golden State's best days were behind it.β€’ The baby crowed with delight at the toy.crow over/aboutβ€’ Three percent is nothing to crow about.β€’ When Eisenhower fell into the trap, Khrushchev crowed over his discomfort and demanded an apology or a repudiation of presidential responsibility.β€’ North and his supporters are still crowing about the court's decision.β€’ Presidents, governors, senators and representatives all crow about their desire to improve education.β€’ And even if you score a triumph, avoid crowing about your success.
CrowCrow noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 β†’ the Crow2 [countable] a member of this tribe β†’ Native American β€”Crow adjective πŸ”Š a Crow chief
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Verb table
crow
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycrow
he, she, itcrows
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycrowed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave crowed
he, she, ithas crowed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad crowed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill crow
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have crowed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam crowing
he, she, itis crowing
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you, we, theyare crowing
Past
I, he, she, itwas crowing
you, we, theywere crowing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been crowing
he, she, ithas been crowing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been crowing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be crowing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been crowing
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