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squeal like a stuck pig

To make a loud, shrill squealing sound, typically out of pain. I'm a little embarrassed to say that whenever I get a shot, I squeal like a stuck pig.
See also: like, pig, squeal, stuck

squeal on (one)

To inform a figure of authority about someone else's crime, wrongdoing, or transgression. I'm afraid the mafia will make a hit on me since I squealed on them to the police about their money-laundering operation. Why would you squeal on me to the teacher like that? Don't tell your sister anything, she'll squeal on us the first chance she gets.
See also: on, squeal

squeal with (something)

To utter a loud cry or shriek because of some intense emotion. The best part of Christmas is watching the kids squeal with delight when they open up their presents. I squealed with surprise when the mouse darted out from under the bed.
See also: squeal

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

If someone squeals like a stuck pig, they scream very loudly, as though they are in a lot of pain. The baby squealed like a stuck pig. Note: Other verbs such as scream and roar can be used instead of squeal. Alan tried to calm him while Miller continued to scream like a stuck pig. Note: In this expression, `stuck' means stabbed with something such as a pointed stick or a skewer.
See also: like, pig, squeal, stuck

squeal (or yell) like a stuck pig

squeal or yell loudly and shrilly.
A stuck pig is one that is being butchered by having its throat cut; compare with bleed like a stuck pig above.
See also: like, pig, squeal, stuck

squeal on

To disclose incriminating information about someone: The accountant squealed on her corrupt managers. He squealed on his brother for jumping on the bed.
See also: on, squeal


in. to inform (someone about something). Who squealed to the cops?
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The crowd really got me up,'' Memmel squealed through her mouth full of braces.
Christopher Zwack, 9, of Canyon Country squealed with delight when Boomer the kangaroo stood tall to his face inside a petting pen.
Backed by a five-piece touring band, Urban opened with ``Where the Blacktop Ends,'' and the mostly female crowd pushed forward and squealed approval.
It's like, yeah, you make me happy,'' squealed Burstyn, a past Golden Globe winner and a five-time nominee.
Although the snow began to melt under a bright sun and clear sky almost as soon as it was dumped, dozens of toddlers in pastel-colored snowsuits and older kids in short sleeves and gloves slipped, slid and squealed all morning with delight.
The children squealed and let out a combined, ``Eeeeeew'' as Newton brought the first worm to his mouth.
Two-year-old Cassidy Rose Recter squealed with joy Sunday as she twirled and spun on a kiddie ride at the Thousand Oaks Recreation Center.
squealed Kathryn Van Roosendaal, 25, a California State University, Northridge junior studying seismic waves and volcanoes.
squealed Matthew Coop, 6, as he peered into a wormy compost bin - just one part of an Earth Week recycling project at the school.