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squeal

verb  /skwil/ us  

squeal verb (MAKE SOUND)

[I/T] to make a long, very high sound or cry: [I] The tires squealed as I sped away. [T] "This is awesome," Mary Lou squealed in her coach’s ear.

squeal verb (GIVE INFORMATION)

[I] slang to give the authorities information about people you know who have committed crimes or done something wrong: He refused to squeal on his buddies.

squeal

noun [C]  /skwil/ us  
a long, very high sound or cry: She collapsed into giggles and squeals when her sister tickled her.
(Definition of squeal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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