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.
what's the matter?" reduced to the proportions of a squeaking toy by the distance.
A short-frocked edition of Charles also regards them placidly; a perambulator edition is squeaking; a third edition is expected shortly.
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:
HMB-1903 reportedly also achieves a low score for impulse, which represents the number of stickslip phenomena occurring during the squeaking test.
It provided a choice of chinchilla, hamster, guinea pig, rabbit, hare, mouse, rat, or a male hedgehog squeaking out of excitement whilst attempting to seduce a female.
'Scouse', (that's an easy one as John was born in Liverpool!) recounted the words of Wolves legendary skipper Mike Bailey in the dressing room after his first game playing with the young Parkin, saying about the enthusiastic full back: "He's in your ear all of the time 'squeaking' for the ball." That stuck and Derek has been affectionately known as 'Squeak' ever since.
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.