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squeal

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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2 to cry out loudly and emotionally
  • the child squealed with frustration

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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

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squeal

noun

Synonyms of squeal (Entry 2 of 2)

as in screech, howl

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The first known use of squeal was in the 14th century

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“Squeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/squeal. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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