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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 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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They lived in a house in the station yard Where trains puffed by with a squeal and a toot, The station now closed, the house boarded up No lily-white sheets to get covered in soot.
When they bite down hard the littermate squeals, which startles the biting pup enough to let go.
But if one cooperates and the other squeals, the cooperator will land a 10-year sentence, while the squealer will get off with only 6 months in jail.
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After years of putting up with the excruciating squeal of metal train wheel against track, residents of a Worcestershire village are enjoying the silence after Railtrack invented a revolutionary solution.
before the thud, the squeal before the thud is all she remembers
Sure, you're pink, and bigger than most of the rabbits, and you snort, and you squeal," the bunny said.
My plea to you is to organize and squeal like stuck pigs and make them hear you," she implored the Class II representatives.
A grinding squeal from under the hood when you turn the steering wheel as far as it will go in either direction means your power steering pump is low on fluid.
With SQUEAL, business users can use the search paradigm to directly interact with the big data generated by these connected devices, turning raw data into actionable information, allowing businesses to solve real-world problems and discover opportunities.
For newborn pigs squeal every bit as much as the grownups.
When you hear a noise that's unusual - a whine, a creak, or a squeal, for example - consider it an alert that something has changed.
Sylvia also revealed that she and Guiseppe cringed the moment they saw their ultra-camp son squeal and clap his way into the house two weeks ago.
In disc brakes, squeal occurs when brake pads contact the rotor while the vehicle is moving at low speeds, setting up a vibration that manifests as an annoying high-pitched squeal.