squeal

squeal(
skwil
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to make a sharp noise)
a. chillar
The children squealed with delight when they saw the presents.Los niños chillaron de alegría cuando vieron los regalos.
b. chirriar (tires, brakes)
The car's tires squealed when it took the corner.Las llantas del auto chirriaron al doblar la esquina.
c. rechinar (tires, brakes)
My brakes were squealing as I tried to stop in time.Me rechinaban los frenos cuando traté de parar a tiempo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to inform on)
a. cantar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
He'll squeal if the police press him hard enough.Cantará si la policía lo presiona bastante.
b. delatar (transitive)
That so-called pal of mine must have squealed on me.Este supuesto amigo mío debió haberme delatado.
3. (to protest)
a. quejarse
One of the players was squealing about a referee's decision he didn't agree with.Uno de los jugadores se estaba quejando de una decisión del árbitro con la que no estaba de acuerdo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to utter)
a. chillar
"Don't touch me!" she squealed."¡No me toques!" chilló.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
5. (sharp noise)
a. el chillido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of person, animal)
I was roused by the squeals of a rat that the cat had caught.Me despertaron los chillidos de una rata que el gato había atrapado.
b. el grito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of person)
She gave a squeal of pain and dropped the hot pan.Dio un grito de dolor y dejó caer la olla caliente.
c. el chirrido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of tires, brakes)
The police car sped off in a squeal of tires.Con un chirrido de llantas, el carro de policía partió a toda velocidad.
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squeal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el chillido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. chillar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. chillar
4. (colloquial)
a.
to squeal about somethingquejarse de algo
5. (colloquial)
a. (inform)
to squeal (on somebody)dar el soplo (sobre alguien)
squeal [skwiːl]
noun
chillido (m)
with a squeal of pain con un chillido de dolor; a squeal of tyres un chillido de ruedas
intransitive verb
1 (make noise) [+person, animal] chillar; [+brakes, tyres] chirriar
2 (inform) cantar; soplar
3 (complain) quejarse
don't come squealing to me no vengas a quejarte a mí
transitive verb
"yes", he squealed —sí —dijo chillando
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