- 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[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[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.
NAmE//skwik//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squeak
he / she / it squeaks
past simple squeaked
-ing form squeaking