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Date: 1200-1300
Origin: From the sound

squeal

1 verb
     
squeal1
1 [intransitive and transitive] to make a long loud high sound or cry [↪ scream]
squeal with/in
The children squealed with delight.
They drove off, tyres squealing.
'Let me go!' she squealed.
2 [intransitive + on] informal to tell the police or someone in authority about someone you know who has done something wrong

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