Meaning of squeal

squeal

Pronunciation: (skwēl), [key]
— n.
  1. a somewhat prolonged, sharp, shrill cry, as of pain, fear, or surprise.
    1. an instance of informing against someone.
    2. a protest or complaint; beef.
—v.i.
  1. to utter or emit a squeal or squealing sound.
    1. to turn informer; inform.
    2. to protest or complain; beef.
—v.t.
  1. to utter or produce with a squeal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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