squeak by

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.squeak by - manage one's existence barely; "I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary"
get by, grapple, make do, cope, manage, contend, deal, make out - come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
2.squeak by - escape; "She squeaked by me"
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
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The peddler made him an offer: he could have the bed free if he could find a way to make it squeak by sunset.
Find the squeak by bouncing up and down on each step, then drive the specially scored screw through the middle of the depth control jig, down through the carpeted tread, and into the stringer or riser nearest the squeak.
And green beans barely squeak by with some vitamin C.