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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 (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
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

v.
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

squeal

in. to inform (someone about something). Who squealed to the cops?
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When the damping of the brake system itself is not great enough, the vibration of the system may be diverged and brake squeal be stimulated due to negative damping effect[17].
Brake testing was performed on an SNT inertia dynamometer, which was equipped to measure brake squeal, using the SAE J2522 performance procedure.
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The rail infrastructure company has splashed pounds 500,000 installing Britain's first trackside wheel shower to stop trains making an unbearable squeal as they enter Barnt Green.
If you hear a medium high pitched squeal from under the hood which changes pitch as the engine speed increases, you probably have a worn belt.
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It has many repeated-root modes within the interested frequency range and they may have significant influence on squeal occurrence.
If you feel any binding or have to manually move it back into position, it's worn out Replace it If the tensioner checks out, use "belt dressing"an automotive stethoscope to identify the source of the squeal.
For newborn pigs squeal every bit as much as the grownups.
So, if the two players are perfectly rational, both will inevitably squeal.
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.
Additionally, I am offering two amendments; the SQUEAL Act and the bipartisan Credit For Caring Act.