whistle

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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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For decades society has benefited from whistle-blowers like Daniel Ellsberg, and in "The Next War" [Notebook, October] he describes when and why blowing the whistle on government corruption is beneficial.
Felt's motives in blowing the whistle on Watergate were, in all likelihood, a mixture of genuine moral outrage and personal opportunism.
In short, for public servants, blowing the whistle on wrongdoing can be seen as serving the public interest.
As with internal employee whistle-blowing, several MeritCare employees viewed blowing the whistle on a multibillion dollar drug as professionally risky for the staff involved and for the MeritCare organization.
In two other cases, external auditors were retained to review system design and ended up blowing the whistle on entire projects.