Definitions for: Squeal

[n] a high-pitched howl
[v] confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
[v] utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs

Webster (1913) Definition: Squeal, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Squealed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Squealing.] [Of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. sqv["a]la, Norw.
skvella. Cf. Squeak, Squall.]
1. To cry with a sharp, shrill, prolonged sound, as certain
animals do, indicating want, displeasure, or pain.

2. To turn informer; to betray a secret. [Slang]

Squeal, n.
A shrill, somewhat prolonged cry.

Synonyms: confess, oink, shrive

See Also: acknowledge, admit, emit, howl, let loose, let out, utter

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