squeaking


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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.squeaking - having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
References in classic literature ?
He finished off by squeaking so like a pig that the spectators thought that he had a porker concealed about him.
After observing these lively indications for a while, I was attracted to a neighbouring grove by a prodigious squeaking which I heard there.
reduced to the proportions of a squeaking toy by the distance.
Here something began squeaking on the table behind Alice, and made her turn her head just in time to see one of the White Pawns roll over and begin kicking: she watched it with great curiosity to see what would happen next.
Now, as the girl was sitting at her distaff, weeping bitterly because she could not spin, she heard the sound of hundreds of little feet, and from every hole and corner in the hut mice came pattering along the floor, squeaking and saying:
Our dog Otto, a serious squeakaholic, just about went off the deep end in squeaking bliss with this ball.
Objective: The present study aimed to review the characteristics and influencing factors of squeaking after ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC) total hip arthroplasty (THA) and to analyze the possible mechanisms of the audible noise.
The solution creates a comprehensive, efficient and semi-automated approach to determine relative component displacements in the time domain that can lead to undesired squeaking and rattling in products.
YEP, you have to be careful here not to knock his confidence so he's too worried to have sex at all or so focused on controlling the squeaking that it ends up not being pleasurable for either of you.
The Squeaking Skull is the unabridged audiobook rendition of the third book in the popular Charlie Bumpers series for young adults.
The top two met and Bibs are now ahead on goal difference after squeaking home 6-5 against Underdogs who have been knocked off their perch with a game to go.
IN my experience squeaking floorboards are usually due to having been poorly lifted during any renovation.