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SQUEAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does squeal mean? 

SQUEAL (noun)
  The noun SQUEAL has 1 sense:

1. a high-pitched howl

  Familiarity information: SQUEAL used as a noun is very rare.


SQUEAL (verb)
  The verb SQUEAL has 2 senses:

1. utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs
2. confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

  Familiarity information: SQUEAL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SQUEAL (noun)


Sense 1squeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A high-pitched howl

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("squeal" is a kind of...):

howl (a loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound)


SQUEAL (verb)


Sense 1squeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

oink; squeal

Hypernyms (to "squeal" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

You can hear animals squeal in the meadows
The meadows squeal with animals


Sense 2squeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

confess; shrive; fink; squeal

Hypernyms (to "squeal" is one way to...):

acknowledge; admit (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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