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English definition of “screech”

screech

verb [I]    /skritʃ/
to make a long, loud, high noise: They clapped their hands and screeched with laughter. A semitrailer truck screeched to a halt (= stopped suddenly with a long, loud, high noise of its brakes) . screech    /skritʃ/ noun [C] The truck stopped with a screech of brakes.
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