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Definition of squeak verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squeak
    he / she / it squeaks
    past simple squeaked
    -ing form squeaking
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  1. 1[intransitive] 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. 2[transitive, intransitive] (+ speech) to speak in a very high voice, especially when you are nervous or excited “Let go of me!” he squeaked nervously.
  3. 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. to only just manage to win something, pass a test, etc. We just squeaked into the playoffs. The gun control measures narrowly squeaked through Congress. The socialist party squeaked home with a majority of just two seats.
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