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Synonyms for whistle

the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture

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the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle

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a small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it

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acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound

an inexpensive fipple flute

make whistling sounds

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move with, or as with, a whistling sound

utter or express by whistling

move, send, or bring as if by whistling

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make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound

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give a signal by whistling

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An excellent example of whistle-blowing in a healthcare organization is the case of Barry Adams, RN, who blew the whistle on unsafe nurse staffing and its impact on patient care.
Personally, I think it's time someone blew the whistle on the Sheffield official.
The following spring, Felt and FBI Counterintelligence Chief Edward Miller effectively blew the whistle on themselves by publicly admitting that they had authorized the "black bag jobs" assuming full responsibility for them.
But his professional life started to fall apart two years ago after he blew the whistle on a coworker, who was running a private sporting goods business from the work site, and on their mutual supervisor, who had turned a blind eye.
Roger Boisjoly and Allan McDonald, for example, were engineers with Morton Thiokol Corporation, a National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) contractor, when they blew the whistle on the design and decisional flaws that led to the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster.