The word means a/to screech like a crow; in Polish we might translate it as krakać, krakanie.
What is also interesting about this word is that it is used to refer to a way of talking in a grumbling and nagging way that makes you are ready to do anything the person wants just to be left in peace (Polish: zakrakać).
A few examples from the Internet:
- “Can I thank the Deputy Prime Minister,” she cawed, “for his excellent statement!"
- "She was an abusive old hag," she cawed.
- I loosed a raven, she saw that the waters had retreated, she ate, she flew around, she cawed, and she did not come back.
- "Oh come on Pepper, it was a joke," she cawed, cackling.
My question to you:
Have you ever been cawed by anybody? How did you feel? What was the situation?