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squeal

 (skwēl)
v. squealed, squeal·ing, squeals
v.intr.
1. To give forth a loud shrill cry or sound.
2. Slang To turn informer; betray an accomplice or secret.
v.tr.
To utter or produce with a squeal.
n.
A loud, shrill cry or sound: a squeal of surprise; the squeal of tires.

[Middle English squelen, probably of imitative origin.]

squeal′er n.

squeal

(skwiːl)
n
1. a high shrill yelp, as of pain
2. a screaming sound, as of tyres when a car brakes suddenly
vb
3. to utter a squeal or with a squeal
4. (intr) slang to confess information about another
5. (intr) informal chiefly Brit to complain or protest loudly
[C13 squelen, of imitative origin]
ˈsquealer n

squeal

(skwil)

n.
1. a somewhat prolonged, sharp, shrill cry, as of pain, fear, or surprise.
2. Slang. an instance of informing against someone.
v.i.
3. to utter or emit a squeal or squealing sound.
4. Slang.
a. to turn informer; inform.
b. to protest or complain.
v.t.
5. to utter or produce with a squeal.
[1250–1300; Middle English squelen, appar. of expressive orig.]
squeal′er, n.

squeal


Past participle: squealed
Gerund: squealing

Imperative
squeal
squeal
Present
I squeal
you squeal
he/she/it squeals
we squeal
you squeal
they squeal
Preterite
I squealed
you squealed
he/she/it squealed
we squealed
you squealed
they squealed
Present Continuous
I am squealing
you are squealing
he/she/it is squealing
we are squealing
you are squealing
they are squealing
Present Perfect
I have squealed
you have squealed
he/she/it has squealed
we have squealed
you have squealed
they have squealed
Past Continuous
I was squealing
you were squealing
he/she/it was squealing
we were squealing
you were squealing
they were squealing
Past Perfect
I had squealed
you had squealed
he/she/it had squealed
we had squealed
you had squealed
they had squealed
Future
I will squeal
you will squeal
he/she/it will squeal
we will squeal
you will squeal
they will squeal
Future Perfect
I will have squealed
you will have squealed
he/she/it will have squealed
we will have squealed
you will have squealed
they will have squealed
Future Continuous
I will be squealing
you will be squealing
he/she/it will be squealing
we will be squealing
you will be squealing
they will be squealing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squealing
you have been squealing
he/she/it has been squealing
we have been squealing
you have been squealing
they have been squealing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squealing
you will have been squealing
he/she/it will have been squealing
we will have been squealing
you will have been squealing
they will have been squealing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squealing
you had been squealing
he/she/it had been squealing
we had been squealing
you had been squealing
they had been squealing
Conditional
I would squeal
you would squeal
he/she/it would squeal
we would squeal
you would squeal
they would squeal
Past Conditional
I would have squealed
you would have squealed
he/she/it would have squealed
we would have squealed
you would have squealed
they would have squealed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squeal - a high-pitched howlsqueal - a high-pitched howl      
howl - a loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound; "the howl of the wind made him restless"
Verb1.squeal - utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
2.squeal - confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
acknowledge, admit - declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"

squeal

verb
1. scream, yell, shriek, screech, yelp, wail, yowl Jennifer squealed with delight and hugged me.
2. (Informal, chiefly Brit.) complain, protest, moan, squawk (informal), kick up a fuss (informal) They went squealing to the European Commission.
3. (Slang) inform on, grass (Brit. slang), betray, shop (slang, chiefly Brit.), sing (slang, chiefly U.S.), peach (slang), tell all, spill the beans (informal), snitch (slang), blab, rat on (informal), sell (someone) down the river (informal), blow the gaff (Brit. slang), spill your guts (slang) There was no question of squealing to the police.
noun
1. scream, shriek, screech, yell, scream, shriek, wail, yelp, yowl At that moment there was a squeal of brakes. the squeal of piglets

squeal

verb
1. To utter a shrill, short cry:
2. Slang. To give incriminating information about others, especially to the authorities:
inform, talk, tattle, tip (off).
Informal: fink.
Slang: rat, sing, snitch, stool.
noun
A shrill, short cry:
Translations
زَعيق، صَوْت رَفيع وحاديَزْعَق
ječeníječetvřeštět
skrigskrige
ískra, emja, vælaískur, væl
kvykimaskvykti
kviektpīkstētspiedziensspiegt
cviljenješkripativriskati
bağrışmabağrışmakçığlıkçığlık atmak

squeal

[skwiːl]
A. Nchillido m
with a squeal of paincon un chillido de dolor
a squeal of tyresun chillido de ruedas
B. VI
1. (= make noise) [person, animal] → chillar; [brakes, tyres] → chirriar
2. (= inform) → cantar, soplar
3. (= complain) → quejarse
don't come squealing to meno vengas a quejarte a mí
C. VT "yes", he squealed-sí -dijo chillando

squeal

[ˈskwiːl]
n
[person, animal] → cri m perçant
[brakes, tyres] → grincement m, crissement m
vi
[person, animal] → pousser des cris perçants
The boys scattered, squealing in horror → Les garçons se dispersèrent en poussant des cris d'horreur.
to squeal with delight → pousser un cri de joie
[brakes, tyres] → grincer, crisser

squeal

nSchrei m; (of person, tyre, brakes)Kreischen nt no pl; (of protest)(Auf)schrei m; (of pig)Quieken nt no pl; with a squeal of brakes/tyresmit kreischenden Bremsen/Reifen; a squeal of painein Schmerzensschrei m; squeals of protestProtestgeschrei nt; squeals/a squeal of laughterschrilles Gelächter
vi
(= screech) (person)schreien, kreischen; (brakes, tyres)kreischen, quietschen; (pig, puppy)quieksen; (fig inf)jammern; to squeal in painvor Schmerz aufheulen or kreischen; to squeal with delightvor Wonne quietschen; to squeal with laughterlaut auflachen; to squeal for somebodynach jdm schreien; to squeal for helpum Hilfe schreien
(inf: = confess, inform, criminal) → singen (inf)(to bei); (schoolboy etc)petzen (inf)(to bei)

squeal

[skwiːl]
1. n (gen) → strillo; (of tyres, brakes) → stridore m
a squeal of laughter → una risatina
2. vi (see n) → strillare, stridere (fam) (inform) to squeal (on sb)fare una soffiata (a qn)

squeal

(skwiːl) noun
a long, shrill cry. The children welcomed him with squeals of delight.
verb
to give a cry of this sort. The puppy squealed with pain.

squeal

n. chillido, alarido;
v. chillar.
References in classic literature ?
They don't waste anything here," said the guide, and then he laughed and added a witticism, which he was pleased that his unsophisticated friends should take to be his own: "They use everything about the hog except the squeal.
Everything had happened at once--the blow, the counter-blow, the squeal of agony from the porcupine, the big cat's squall of sudden hurt and astonishment.
Except for the clanking of accouterments and the occasional squeal of an angry thoat or the low guttural of a zitidar, the passage of the cavalcade was almost noiseless, for neither thoat nor zitidar is a hoofed animal, and the broad tires of the chariots are of an elastic composition, which gives forth no sound.
He placed the hat upon the glass floor, made a pass with his hand, and then removed the hat, displaying a little white piglet no bigger than a mouse, which began to run around here and there and to grunt and squeal in a tiny, shrill voice.
On the mountains of Tierra del Fuego, I have more than once seen a guanaco, on being approached, not only neigh and squeal, but prance and leap about in the most ridiculous manner, apparently in defiance as a challenge.
But, on the other hand, you are being eaten up in turn by the bigger dogs, wherefore you squeal.
I heard the crackle of fire in the sand pits and the sudden squeal of a horse that was as suddenly stilled.
And then," said Tip to himself, with a laugh, "she'll squeal louder than the brown pig does when I pull her tail, and shiver with fright worse than I did last year when I had the ague
But brutes as they certainly were, they yet had enough of human nature in them to be shocked at their own hideousness; and still intending to groan, they uttered a viler grunt and squeal than before.
And after a while the bear grew weak and tired, for he was very heavy and he had jumped about with exceeding violence, and he went off along the shore-ice, shaking his head slowly from side to side and sitting down ever and again to squeal and cry.
he cried, "see what you have been hissing," and held up a little pig whose ear he had been pinching to make him utter the squeals.
As we approached them they sniffed our unfamiliar scent and with squeals of rage circled about us.