Definition of squall verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

squall

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//skwɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skwɔːl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squall
BrE BrE//skwɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skwɔːl//
 
he / she / it squalls
BrE BrE//skwɔːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skwɔːlz//
 
past simple squalled
BrE BrE//ˈskwɔːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɔːld//
 
past participle squalled
BrE BrE//ˈskwɔːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɔːld//
 
-ing form squalling
BrE BrE//ˈskwɔːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɔːlɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (usually used in the progressive tenses) (disapproving) to cry very loudly and noisily squalling kids The baby was squalling in its crib. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: probably an alteration of squeal, influenced by bawl.
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