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squeak

 (skwēk)
v. squeaked, squeak·ing, squeaks
v.intr.
1. To give forth a short, shrill cry or sound.
2. Slang To turn informer.
v.tr.
To utter in a thin, shrill voice.
n.
1. A short shrill cry or sound, such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge.
2. An escape: a close squeak.
Phrasal Verb:
squeak through (or by)
To manage barely to pass, win, or survive: squeaked through the test; squeaks by on a limited income.

[Middle English squeken, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skvakka, to croak.]

squeak

(skwiːk)
n
1. a short shrill cry or high-pitched sound
2. informal an escape (esp in the phrases narrow squeak, near squeak)
vb
3. to make or cause to make a squeak
4. (intr; usually foll by through or by) to pass with only a narrow margin: to squeak through an examination.
5. (intr) informal to confess information about oneself or another
6. (tr) to utter with a squeak
[C17: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish skväka to croak]
ˈsqueaker n
ˈsqueaky adj
ˈsqueakily adv
ˈsqueakiness n

squeak

(skwik)

n.
1. a sharp, shrill or high-pitched, usu. short cry or sound.
2. an escape from danger, defeat, death, etc. (usu. prec. by narrow or close).
v.i.
3. to utter or emit a squeak or squeaky sound.
4. Slang. to confess or turn informer; squeal.
v.t.
5. to utter or sound with a squeak.
6. squeak by or through, to succeed, survive, win, etc., by a very narrow margin.
[1350–1400; Middle English squeken, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Swedish skväka to croak]

squeak


Past participle: squeaked
Gerund: squeaking

Imperative
squeak
squeak
Present
I squeak
you squeak
he/she/it squeaks
we squeak
you squeak
they squeak
Preterite
I squeaked
you squeaked
he/she/it squeaked
we squeaked
you squeaked
they squeaked
Present Continuous
I am squeaking
you are squeaking
he/she/it is squeaking
we are squeaking
you are squeaking
they are squeaking
Present Perfect
I have squeaked
you have squeaked
he/she/it has squeaked
we have squeaked
you have squeaked
they have squeaked
Past Continuous
I was squeaking
you were squeaking
he/she/it was squeaking
we were squeaking
you were squeaking
they were squeaking
Past Perfect
I had squeaked
you had squeaked
he/she/it had squeaked
we had squeaked
you had squeaked
they had squeaked
Future
I will squeak
you will squeak
he/she/it will squeak
we will squeak
you will squeak
they will squeak
Future Perfect
I will have squeaked
you will have squeaked
he/she/it will have squeaked
we will have squeaked
you will have squeaked
they will have squeaked
Future Continuous
I will be squeaking
you will be squeaking
he/she/it will be squeaking
we will be squeaking
you will be squeaking
they will be squeaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squeaking
you have been squeaking
he/she/it has been squeaking
we have been squeaking
you have been squeaking
they have been squeaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squeaking
you will have been squeaking
he/she/it will have been squeaking
we will have been squeaking
you will have been squeaking
they will have been squeaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squeaking
you had been squeaking
he/she/it had been squeaking
we had been squeaking
you had been squeaking
they had been squeaking
Conditional
I would squeak
you would squeak
he/she/it would squeak
we would squeak
you would squeak
they would squeak
Past Conditional
I would have squeaked
you would have squeaked
he/she/it would have squeaked
we would have squeaked
you would have squeaked
they would have squeaked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squeak - a short high-pitched noisesqueak - a short high-pitched noise; "the squeak of shoes on powdery snow"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.squeak - something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow marginsqueak - something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
Verb1.squeak - make a high-pitched, screeching noise; "The door creaked when I opened it slowly"; "My car engine makes a whining noise"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise

squeak

verb
1. squeal, pipe, peep, shrill, whine, yelp In the darkness, a bat squeaked.
noun
1. squeal, pipe, peep, shrill, yelp, whine He gave an outraged squeak.
Translations
زَعيق، صَريف، أطيطيَزْعَق، يَصْرِفيُطْلِقُ صَوْتآ قَصِّيراً حَاداً
pištětskřípatskřípotpištění
hvinepibe
kiljaista
cičati
cincogásnyüszítés
tíst, ískurtísta, ískra
きしる
빽빽 울다
cypiančiu balsucypiantisgirgždėjimasinkštimas
čīkstētpīkstētpīkstienssmilkstētsmilksts
pišťaniepišťať
cviliticviljenješkripati
pipa
พูดเสียงแหลม
ciyaklamacıyaklamakgıcırdamakgıdaklamak
rít lên

squeak

[skwiːk]
A. N
1. [of hinge, wheel] → chirrido m; [of mouse, person] → chillido m; [of shoe] → crujido m; [of pen] → raspeo m
2. (fig) I don't want to hear another squeak out of youy no vuelvas a abrir la boca, y sin rechistar
"have you heard anything from him?" -"not a squeak" (sleeping child) → -¿le has oído? -ni el menor ruido; (absent friend) → -¿sabes algo de él? -ni una palabra
to have a narrow squeakescaparse por los pelos
they won, but it was a narrow squeakganaron, pero por los pelos
B. VI [hinge, wheel] → chirriar, rechinar; [mouse] → chillar; [shoes] → crujir; [pen] → raspear
the door squeaked openla puerta chirrió or rechinó al abrirsela puerta se abrió con un chirrido
C. VTchillar
squeak by VI + ADV
1. (also squeak through) (= win by a narrow margin) → pasar muy justo, pasar raspando
2. (= subsist, manage) → subsistir
to squeak by on stharreglárselas con algo

squeak

[ˈskwiːk]
n
[hinge, wheel] → grincement m; [door] → grincement m; [shoes] → craquement m
[mouse, person] → petit cri m aigu
vi
[hinge, wheel, door] → grincer; [shoes] → craquer
[mouse, person] → pousser un petit cri aigu
squeak by
squeak past vi
The bill squeaked by on a vote of 37 to 36 → Le projet de loi est passé de justesse avec 37 votes en faveur et 36 contre.

squeak

n (of hinge, wheel etc, shoe, pen)Quietschen nt no pl; (of person)Quiekser m; (of small animal)Quieken nt no pl; (of mouse, bird)Piepsen nt no pl; (fig inf: = sound) → Pieps m (inf), → Mucks m (inf); she gave a squeak of delightsie quiekste entzückt; to give a squeak of protestschwach protestieren; the door opened with a squeakdie Tür ging quietschend auf
vi (door, hinge, shoes etc)quietschen; (person)quieksen; (small animal)quieken, quieksen; (mouse, bird)piepsen
vtquieksen

squeak

[skwiːk]
1. n (of hinge, wheel) → cigolio; (of shoes) → scricchiolio; (of mouse) → squittio
a squeak of surprise → un gridolino di sorpresa
I don't want to hear a squeak out of you! → non voglio sentire una parola!
2. vi (see n) → cigolare, scricchiolare, squittire, emettere un gridolino

squeak

(skwiːk) noun
a shrill cry or sound. the squeaks of the mice/puppies.
verb
to make a shrill cry or sound. The door-hinge is squeaking.
ˈsqueaky adjective
making squeaks. squeaky shoes.
ˈsqueakily adverb
ˈsqueakiness noun

squeak

يُطْلِقُ صَوْتآ قَصِّيراً حَاداً pištět hvine quietschen τσιρίζω crujir kiljaista grincer cičati cigolare きしる 빽빽 울다 piepen hvine zapiszczeć ranger пищать pipa พูดเสียงแหลม cıyaklamak rít lên 尖叫

squeak

n. chirrido;
v. chirriar, rechinar.
References in classic literature ?
Many a dismal grunt, many an imploring squeak, proclaimed what was going on throughout the whole extent of the valley; and I verily believe the first-born of every litter perished before the setting of that fatal sun.
Squeak, squeak, squeak, without a gesture, without a stir--the horrible squeaky burlesque of professional jealousy--this man of a sinister alliterative nickname, this executioner of revolutionary verdicts, the terrifying N.
The abrupt squeaks of the fat man seemed to proceed from that thing like a balloon he carried under his overcoat.
He thought of his childhood, left far far behind-- That blissful and innocent state-- The sound so exactly recalled to his mind A pencil that squeaks on a slate!
Ages: Rosie is four and Bubble and Squeak are three.
But the company has outdone itself with its new Squeak ball.
The natural history of ceramic-on-ceramic prosthetic hip squeak and its impact on patients.
It's the sound of the SNP's socially progressive leftwing MPs and MSPs protesting against Nicola Sturgeon's decision not to tax the rich until the pips squeak.
It's been fantastic to see Musa and Squeak taking care of Mimi, bringing her food and bedding.
Mimi, Musa, Squeak and their as-yet unnamed brood are Asian shortclawed otters - endangered in South East Asia.
When you're ready to cook the bubble and squeak, mix the root veg mash and the greens together and season with salt and pepper.
The peddler made him an offer: he could have the bed free if he could find a way to make it squeak by sunset.