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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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We need to practise the same thing – squeal to mimic a pup, then stop play, leaving the pup to consider his actions.
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.
Two-year-old Morgan Budesilich squeals with delight as she plays chase with her father, Tony Budesilich, during a family outing to Amazon Park in Eugene.
Picture: MARTIN SPAVEN; SMACKER: Kirsty squeals with delight; MASCOT: Kirsty with Becks at vital game
The CDs also feature distress and fighting sounds, howling and rodent squeals, and the goose CD features hundreds of geese at high volume.
The proximity of Shine's early plant works to the real (and their distance from signs of human fabrication) brought squeals of pleasure when they first appeared, while the simple shift in context--from the natural history museum, where the artist was working, to the art gallery--provided another level of meaning, a relation to real life.
Squeals come in two major varieties and two minor ones, and although they should develop slowly enough to give you failure warning, all should be investigated as soon as possible.
Furthermore, Java-based mobile games using Mobile XMF can incorporate sampled sound effects - such as gun shots and tyre squeals - alongside dynamic musical backing tracks.
And their squeals over their betting shop picture deal with SIS that many major tracks are elbowing are music to my ears.
PALMDALE - The circus in Colleen Clark's front yard is more likely to elicit screams than squeals of delight: it feature vampires, swamps, circus freaks and creatures carrying chain saws.
Some squeals are simply caused by the abrasive nature of many traditional brake pads and their contact points with the rotor.
Former members of New York City Ballet greeted each other with joy, squeals of recognition, excitement, and remembrances--some happy, some sad.