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Definition of "squeak" [squeak]

  • To give forth a short, shrill cry or sound. (verb-intransitive)
  • Slang To turn informer. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter in a thin, shrill voice. (verb-transitive)
  • A short shrill cry or sound, such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge. (noun)
  • An escape: a close squeak. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "squeak" in a sentence
  • "That awful _squeak, squeak, squeak_ continues day and night."
  • "With all this talk about getting rid of the current Stop & Search form I still haven’t heard a squeak from the usual suspects in reply and in defence of the Macpherson led initiative."
  • "Video is one of the killer apps of the rich internet applications, even if they every now and again squeak that this isn’t supposed to be that, that it’s supposed to be a cross platform development environment – people will want to watch youtube on their phones, too."