- 1[intransitive] to make a long high sound The pigs were squealing. The car squealed to a halt. Children were running around squealing with excitement.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] (+ speech) to speak in a very high voice, especially when you are excited or nervous “Don't!” she squealed.
- 3[intransitive] squeal (on somebody) (informal) (disapproving) to give information, especially to the police, about something illegal that someone has done Someone must have squealed on him.
NAmE//skwil//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squeal
he / she / it squeals
past simple squealed
-ing form squealing