verb \ˈskwēk\

: to make a short, high-pitched cry or noise

: to barely succeed at doing something : to almost lose or fail but to finally succeed, win, etc.

: to say (something) in a high-pitched voice especially because you are nervous or excited

Full Definition of SQUEAK

intransitive verb
:  to utter or make a short shrill cry or noise
:  squeal 2a
:  to pass, succeed, or win by a narrow margin <just squeaked by in the election>
transitive verb
:  to utter in a shrill piping tone

Examples of SQUEAK

  1. I could hear the mouse squeaking.
  2. She squeaked when I pinched her.
  3. My shoes squeak when I walk.
  4. The wheel squeaks when it turns.
  5. He squeaked into office by fewer than 2,000 votes.
  6. I can't believe it! she squeaked.

Origin of SQUEAK

Middle English squeken, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 14th century



: a sharp, high-pitched cry or sound

Full Definition of SQUEAK

:  a sharp shrill cry or sound
:  escape <a close squeak>
squeaky \ˈskwē-kē\ adjective

Examples of SQUEAK

  1. She gave out a squeak.

First Known Use of SQUEAK



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