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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


in. to inform (someone about something). Who squealed to the cops?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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And then, by a miracle of digital telepathy known only to the gods of technology, it squealed again to say the taxi was waiting outside the house.
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Zookeepers will also be listening for healthy squeals from the cub, and signs and sounds that it is nursing.
We need to practise the same thing – squeal to mimic a pup, then stop play, leaving the pup to consider his actions.
Keeping the shrieks and squeals in a fever pitch with a mouth-blown predator call can be a chore, however.
"The bathroom is right next to Mum's room, I run the tap full on so the water squeals and I try not to retch too loudly.
But right now, behind the greyheads, sit 300 or more kids looking suspiciously like architectural students, confirmed by the squeals and cheers for Winy Maas with his 'folded bed'--the MVRDV scheme--a perceptible buzz around Wolf Prix of Himmelb(l)au and for Bernard Tschumi, who enters to sustained applause as befits one who has established himself as a box office stalwart.
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.
She giggles and squeals during Downward Facing Dog when my hair touches her face."