- 1[intransitive, transitive] to make a loud, high, unpleasant sound; to say something using this sound Monkeys were screeching in the trees. The wind screeched in his ears. screeching brakes He screeched with pain. + speech “No, don't!” she screeched. screech (something) (at somebody) He screeched something at me.
- 2[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (of a vehicle) to make a loud, high, unpleasant noise as it moves The car screeched to a halt outside the hospital. A police car screeched out of a side street.
NAmE//skritʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they screech
he / she / it screeches
past simple screeched
-ing form screeching