squeak


squeak
squeak [skwēk]
vi.
[ME squeken, prob. akin to ON skvakka, to gurgle]
1. to make or utter a short, sharp, high-pitched sound or cry
2. [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] to act as an informer; squeal
vt.
1. to utter or produce in a squeak
2. to cause (a door, etc.) to squeak
n.
a thin, sharp, usually short sound or cry
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narrow squeak or close squeak or near squeak
Informal a narrow escape
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squeak through or squeak by
Informal to succeed, get through, survive, etc. by a narrow margin or with difficulty
squeaky
adj.
squeakier, squeakiest
squeakily
adv.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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