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squeak

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verb \ˈskwēk\

Definition of squeak

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to utter or make a short shrill cry or noise

  3. 2 :  squeal 2a

  4. 3 :  to pass, succeed, or win by a narrow margin just squeaked by in the election

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  to utter in a shrill piping tone

Examples of squeak in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of squeak

Middle English squeken, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 14th century


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squeak

noun

Definition of squeak

  1. 1 :  a sharp shrill cry or sound

  2. 2 :  escape a close squeak

squeaky

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Examples of squeak in a Sentence

  1. She gave out a squeak.

1671

First Known Use of squeak

1671


SQUEAK Defined for English Language Learners

squeak

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verb

Definition of squeak for English Language Learners

  • : 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

squeak

noun

Definition of squeak for English Language Learners

  • : a sharp, high-pitched cry or sound


SQUEAK Defined for Kids

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squeak

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verb \ˈskwēk\

Definition of squeak for Students

squeaked

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squeaking

  1. 1 :  to make a short high-pitched cry or sound

  2. 2 :  to barely get, win, or pass He squeaked through the fence.


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squeak

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noun

Definition of squeak for Students

  1. :  a short high-pitched cry or sound



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