squeal :

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  • n  a high-pitched howl
  • v  utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs
  • v  confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

  • The meat-packing industry brags that it uses all of a pig but the squeal.
  • Just ask any one of the children at La Barranca who squeal in delight when Lorena's name is mentioned.
  • Parents may not have to knowThe so-called squeal rule was effectively muzzled last week.
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  • Gaming the System
    Economists have long used game theory to make sense of the world. Now engineers and computer scientists are using it to rethink their work. You and an accomplice in a major heist have been nabbed by the cops and are being interrogated in separate rooms. If you both keep quiet about the crime, you’ll each get a year in prison on a lesser charge. If you both squeal, you’ll each get five years. But ...
    June 18, 2013 - Technology Review
  • On the wet side
    It’s time to feel the spray of the sea or to hear the squeal of the reel when a big fish catches your line. For the best in summer water fun, read on. If you and your family are heading to a lake or the seashore for a summer...
    June 17, 2013 - New York Post
  • Leominster woman celebrates 100th birthday
    LEOMINSTER -- Philomena "Phyllis" Novak let out a light squeal when she saw her birthday cake with 1-0-0 numeric candles Saturday.
    June 16, 2013 - Sentinel & Enterprise

  • Hugo Chávez in International Herald Tribune
    Go ahead and squeal, Yanquis,Chávez said in a mocking tone on his Sunday television program, adding, "Russia's naval fleet is welcome here."
  • Jerry Wexler in Los Angeles Times
    Little Richard once told me he got his squeal from Ruth Brown,said Wexler, who produced dozens of her Atlantic recordings, mostly in conjunction with label founder Ahmet Ertegun.
  • Craig Bellamy in The Australian
    We might start squealing if he puts a couple of holds on too,Bellamy said. "It doesn't take a wrestling hold to make Cameron squeal."

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