squeal


squeal

verb

Definition of SQUEAL

1
to give information (as to the authorities) about another's improper or unlawful activities <that stool pigeon squealed to the police about the whole smuggling operation>
Synonyms fink, grass (on) [British slang], inform, rat (on), sing, snitch, split (on) [British], squeak, talk, tell (on)
Phrases drop a dime (on)
2
to cry out loudly and emotionally <the child squealed with frustration>
Related Words bay, caterwaul, keen, squawk, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; bawl, call, cry, holler, shout, thunder, vociferate
Near Antonyms murmur, mutter, whisper
3
to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely <hoped that a DVD player in the backseat would keep the kids from squealing about long car rides>
Antonyms crow, delight, rejoice

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