chirk

[churk]
verb (used without object)
1.
to make a shrill, chirping noise.
verb (used with object)
2.
Informal. to cheer (usually followed by up ).

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English chirken to creak, chirrup, Old English circian to roar

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chirk

verb
make a shrill creaking, squeaking, or noise, as of a door, mouse, or bird 
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Example sentences
They make a loud chirk while standing, on two or four legs, or lying prostrate in a burrow entrance.
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