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