cluck - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/klʌk/
present tense
I/you/we/theycluck
he/she/itclucks
present participleclucking
past tenseclucked
past participleclucked
  1. 1
    [intransitive]

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    if a chicken clucks, it makes its usual short low sound
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to make a short low sound with your tongue
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to show that you are annoyed or do not approve of something, especially by making a short low sound with your tongue
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to give someone or something a lot of attention, especially attention that they do not want or need

    She was clucking around him, adjusting his pillows.