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1squeal

verb \ˈskwēl\

: to make or cause (something) to make a long, high-pitched cry or noise

: to tell someone in authority (such as the police or a teacher) about something wrong that someone has done

: to say (something) in a high and excited voice

Full Definition of SQUEAL

intransitive verb
1
:  to make a shrill cry or noise
2
a :  to turn informer <squeal to the police>
b :  complain, protest
transitive verb
1
:  to express with or as if with a squeal
2
:  to cause to make a loud shrill noise <squealing the tires>
squeal·er noun

Examples of SQUEAL

  1. The car squealed to a stop.
  2. He squealed the tires and drove off.
  3. She squealed to the teacher.
  4. Let me go, she squealed.

Origin of SQUEAL

Middle English squelen, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to SQUEAL

2squeal

noun

: a long, high-pitched cry or noise

Full Definition of SQUEAL

:  a shrill sharp cry or noise

Examples of SQUEAL

  1. She heard the pig's squeals.

First Known Use of SQUEAL

1747
SQUEAL Defined for Kids

1squeal

verb \ˈskwēl\
squealedsqueal·ing

Definition of SQUEAL for Kids

1
:  to make a sharp long high-pitched cry or noise
2
:  inform 2

2squeal

noun

Definition of SQUEAL for Kids

:  a sharp high-pitched cry or noise

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