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English definition of “squeak”


verb  /skwik/ us  

squeak verb (MAKE SOUND)

[I/T] to make a short, very high sound or cry: [I] Her expensive shoes squeaked when she walked.

squeak verb (JUST DO)

[I always + adv/prep] to just manage to do something: Our team squeaked out a victory in Sunday’s game.


noun [C]  /skwik/ us  

squeak noun [C] (SOUND)

a short, very high sound or cry: Every time I stepped on the brakes I’d hear a little squeak.
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