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squeak Explained

squeak at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


squeak at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

14c., probably of imitative origin, similar to Middle Swedish skv?ka "to squeak, croak." The noun is from 1664. Sense of "narrow escape" is from 1822. ///

squeak at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: From the sound]//
1 [I] to make a short high noise or cry that is not loud: --A rat squeaked and ran into the bushes.// --The door squeaked open.//
2 [I and T] to say something in a very high voice, especially because you are nervous or excited: --'Too late!' she squeaked.//
3 [I always + adverb/preposition] informal to succeed, win, or pass a test by a very small amount so that you only just avoid failure: scrape// squeak through/by/past/in// --She just squeaked through her math test.//
squeak 2 n [C]
1 a very short high noise or cry: squeal// squeak of// --a squeak of alarm// --the high-pitched squeak of a bat//
2 not a squeak: if there is not a squeak from someone, they do not say anything or communicate at all// --We didn't hear a squeak from him in months.//

squeak at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

71 Moby Thesaurus words for "squeak":
bark, bawl, bay, bell, bellow, blare, blat, blate, bleat, bray,
break, call, caterwaul, change, creak, cry, give tongue,
give voice, grate, howl, keen, look-in, low, meow, mew, mewl,
miaow, moo, nark, neigh, nicker, occasion, opening, peach, pimp,
pipe, pule, rat, roar, screak, scream, screech, shot, show, shriek,
shrill, sing, skirl, skreigh, snitch, squall, squawk, squeal,
stool, time, troat, ululate, ululation, wail, whicker, whine,
whinny, whistle, wrawl, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yelp, yip, yowl

squeak at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Sound): {Kinds of sound}: bang, boom, pop, click, crackle, squeak, grind, rumble.

[V] (Sound): {Kinds of sound}: bang, boom, pop, click, crackle, squeak, grind, rumble.

[N] (Sound): {Kinds of sound}: bang, boom, pop, click, crackle, squeak, grind, rumble.

[V] (Sound): {Kinds of sound}: bang, boom, pop, click, crackle, squeak, grind,

[V] (Cry): cry, roar, shout, bawl, brawl, whoop, yell, bellow, howl, scream, screech, shriek, squeak, squeal, whine, hoot, grumble, moan, groan, grunt.

[V] (Animal sounds): cry, roar, bellow, blare, growl, snarl, bark, yelp, bay, yap, yip, yipe, growl, yawl, snarl, howl, grunt, snort, squeak, neigh, whinny, bray.

squeak at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
1 [V] to make a short high sound that is not very loud:
My new shoes squeak. * The mouse ran away, squeaking with fear. * One wheel makes a horrible squeaking noise.
2 to speak in a very high voice, especially when you are nervous or excited:
[V speech] 'Let go of me!' he squeaked nervously. [also V]
3 [V +adv./prep.] to only just manage to win sth, pass a test, etc:
We squeaked into the final with a goal in the last minute. * The gun control measures narrowly squeaked through Congress. * The socialist party squeaked home with a majority of just two seats.
noun a short, high cry or sound, that is not usually very loud:
the squeak of a mouse * Shirley gave a little squeak of surprise.

Squeak at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Squeak \Squeak\, v. i. [imp.& p. p. {Squaked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Squeaking}.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw.
sqv["a]ka to croak, Icel. skvakka to give a sound as of water
shaken in a bottle.]
1. To utter a sharp, shrill cry, usually of short duration;
to cry with an acute tone, as an animal; or, to make a
sharp, disagreeable noise, as a pipe or quill, a wagon
wheel, a door; to creak.

Who can endure to hear one of the rough old Romans
squeaking through the mouth of an eunuch? --Addison.

Zoilus calls the companions of Ulysses the
``squeaking pigs'' of Homer. --Pope.

2. To break silence or secrecy for fear of pain or
punishment; to speak; to confess. [Colloq.]

Squeak \Squeak\, n.
A sharp, shrill, disagreeable sound suddenly utered, either
of the human voice or of any animal or instrument, such as is
made by carriage wheels when dry, by the soles of leather
shoes, or by a pipe or reed.

squeak at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:



["Squeak: A Language for Communicating with Mice", L. Cardelli
et al, Comp Graphics 19(3):199-204, July 1985].

See {Newsqueak}.

2. A {Smalltalk} implementation and a media {authoring} tool
by members of the original {Xerox PARC} team which created
Smalltalk ({Alan Kay}, Dan Ingalls, et al). Squeak is an
{open-source} implementation, with a highly portable {virtual
machine} implemented in a subset of Smalltalk (translated into
{C} and compiled by a C {compiler} of the target {platform}).

{Squeak Home (}.

{SqueakCentral (}.


squeak at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : make a high-pitched, screeching noise; "The door creaked
when I opened it slowly" [syn: {screech}, {creak}, {screak},

n 1: a short high-pitched noise; "the squeak of of shoes on
powdery snow"
2: something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin [syn: {close
call}, {close shave}, {squeaker}, {narrow escape}]

squeak at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: IPA » /skwiːk/, Inter: X-SAMPA » skwi:k
  • Inter: rhymes » iːk


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: examples-right » examples={{audio|Guinea Pig Happy.ogg|The squeak of a guinea pig}}
  • A short, high-pitched sound, as of two objects rubbing together, or the calls of small animals.
    1. Inter: game » s A card game similar to group solitaire.


      Inter: trans-top » short, high-pitched sound

  • German: Inter: t- » de|Gequieke|n, Inter: t- » de|Gequietsche|n, Inter: t+ » de|Knarren|n, Inter: t- » de|Piepsen|n, Inter: t- » de|Quietschen|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: qualifier » creak Inter: t+ » ru|скрип|m|tr=skrip|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|peep, chirp|m|tr=pisk|alt=писк|sc=Cyrl
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|cırlama, Inter: t+ » tr|cıyaklama, Inter: t+ » tr|gıcırdama

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: intransitiv » e To emit a short, high-pitched sound.
    1. Inter: intransitive » slang To inform, to squeal.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To speak or sound in a high-pitched manner.
    3. Inter: intransitive » games To empty the pile of 13 cards a player deals to themself in the card game of the same name.
    4. Inter: intransitive » informal To win or progress by a narrow margin.
    5. 1999, Surfer (volume 40, issues 7-12)
    6. : Inter: .. » . allowing Parkinson to squeak into the final by a half-point margin.
    7. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=October 23
    |author=Tom Fordyce
    |title=2011 Rugby World Cup final: New Zealand 8-7 France
    |work=BBC Sport
    |passage=France were transformed from the feeble, divided unit that had squeaked past Wales in the semi-final, their half-backs finding the corners with beautifully judged kicks from hand, the forwards making yards with every drive and a reorganised Kiwi line-out beginning to malfunction.


    Inter: trans-top » emit sound
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|piepen
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vinkua
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|craquer, Inter: t+ » fr|crisser, Inter: t+ » fr|grincer
    • German: Inter: t- » de|knarren, Inter: t+ » de|piepsen|n, Inter: t+ » de|quietschen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пищать|tr=píščat’
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|rechinar
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|pipa
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|cırlamak, Inter: t+ » tr|cıyaklamak, Inter: t+ » tr|gıcırdamak

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » inform
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vasikoida
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|köp, Inter: t- » hu|beköp

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|gola

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * squeaky
    • squeak by


      * quakes

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