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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

to make a long, high sound, usually because you are hurt It was only a scratch, but he started squealing like a stuck pig.
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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Mom still hasn't let zoo staffers get close enough to get a good look at her live cub, but it was squealing throughout and appears to be doing well, Baker-Masson said.
A squealing noise while revving the engine could be due to a slipping drive belt.
I know sports coaches typically hammer home the importance of the follow-through when hitting shots, but I didn't realise that advice applies to squealing too.
I thought I would never hear a pig squealing again without shuddering - that was until I had to listen to the same noise coming from the major bookies.
Here are some of the ten stories that explore the dark side of human nature: "Singing My Sister Down," about a civilization that uses the tar pits to slowly execute criminals; "Sweet Pippit," in which elephants revolt after their sweet trainer Pippit is jailed; "Earthly Uses," where angels have voices "like a sheep flock, scattering in panic, the big ewes baying, the lambs squealing, all in the same sound" and iron wing claws.
But Harvey, who was on Chelsea's books as a youngster, only stayed in the water for a few seconds before running out squealing.
Each criminal has two options: to cooperate with the other by keeping quiet or to defect by squealing on the other.
Squealing brakes cost auto manufacturers several hundred million dollars a year in warranty repairs and are among consumers' top 20 vehicle complaints--even in luxury cars.
OUR revelation that David Blunkett will introduce identity cards in November's Queen's Speech is sure to get the civil liberties lobby squealing.
The pads, which are the torque-producing wear components on DFE's pneumatic dual disk brakes, are warranted not to create annoying squealing or screeching sounds during operation.
It was just after evensong, as formal goodbyes were being offered to visitors, that Sister Michael heard the squealing of a pig and learned that the animal was being slaughtered just off to the side of the worshippers for the pig roast that would follow.
If the actors and real members were identical, the whole team would be very sissy and squealing.
On February 27, a Florida WXTB rock-radio DJ known as "Bubba the Love-Sponge Clem" staged the on-air castration and killing of a squealing pig.
An pig flying first class with US Airways became over-excited while taxiing along the runway into Seattle airport and ran through the aircraft squealing loudly.
I like knowing where he is, squinting and squealing.