Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of squeal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge

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Examples

  • There is a squealing from the wheels and the smell of smoking brake oil as the train screeches to a halt, averting disaster by seconds, and allowing Mr McCartney to give his talk "The Coalition Government: A Progress Report" to his local Rotary Club.

    The Railway Children explain transport policy

  • But given lots kittens and the concomitant rise in squealing tires, wouldn’t you eventually have a decline in kittens?

    Comedy or tragedy?

  • Hawk got one wounded and the squealing was awful! then the little guy must have made a break for it, and the hawk got him, and Squeal!

    All hunters have seen crows go after a hawk.

  • Hawk got one wounded and the squealing was awful! then the little guy must have made a break for it, and the hawk got him, and Squeal!

    All hunters have seen crows go after a hawk.

  • "I say, do you think there's any danger of his squealing, that is, if he hasn't been killed?"

    The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters

  • While flying it utters a very harsh, peculiar, and disagreeable scream, and by some is called the squealing hawk.

    Nature's Serial Story

  • As nearly as I can get at it, when Roebuck was luring me into National Coal he had not for nine years been open to attack, but had so far hedged himself in that, had his closest lieutenants been trapped and frightened into "squealing," he would not have been involved; without fear of exposure and with a clear conscience he could -- and would!

    The Deluge

  • There is some propriety in applying to him the strange epithet "squealing," I must allow, for the bird has a peculiar voice, nasal enough for the conventional Brother

    Little Brothers of the Air

  • During a televised debate, Handel called on Deal to stop "squealing" about negative attacks and put on "big boy pants."

    Valdosta Daily Times Homepage

  • During a televised debate, Handel called on Deal to stop "squealing" about negative attacks and put on "big boy pants."

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

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