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squeal (on someone) (to someone)
Fig. to report someone to someone. Max was afraid that the witness would squeal on him to the cops. Sally threatened to squeal to the boss. Please promise you won't squeal on me!
squeal with something
Fig. to shriek or squeak, exhibiting some characteristic emotion or experience, such as delight, pain, glee, etc. The baby saw the bright picture and squealed with delight. Timmy squealed with excitement when he saw the presents and the birthday cake.
See also: squeal
squeal like a stuck pig(informal)
to make a long, high sound, usually because you are hurt It was only a scratch, but he started squealing like a stuck pig.
To disclose incriminating information about someone: The accountant squealed on her corrupt managers. He squealed on his brother for jumping on the bed.
in. to inform (someone about something). Who squealed to the cops?