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    mr.keri is offline Newbie
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    Question The meaning of three words, pls help me

    What means these words: to squeal, to denounce, to snitch

    In Slovakia we have word "bonzovať" and I don't know english translation.
    It should mean something like to divulge the cheating to somebody.

    When you have free time, please help me. THX

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: The meaning of three words, pls help me

    They mean to reveal information about someone to the authorities which will be damaging to the person/people. Often refers to criminal or illegal activities.

    He squealed to the police about what I did last night.
    He snitched to the police about me smuggling drugs.


    "Denounce" is formal; "snitch" or "squeal" are informal [slang]

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    Default Re: The meaning of three words, pls help me

    In addition to what Anglika said, 'squeal' can be used when there is pressure applied to the person, while a snitch, to me, does it voluntarily.

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    Default Re: The meaning of three words, pls help me

    Very good advices. Thank you.

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