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squeak

verb uk   /skwiːk/ us  

squeak verb (SOUND)

C2 [I] to make a short, very high cry or sound: The mice in the cupboard squeaked. The door squeaked as it swung back and forth on its rusty hinges.

squeak verb (SUCCEED)

[I + adv/prep] US to only just succeed in something such as a test or competition: He squeaked through the exam.

squeak

noun [C] uk   /skwiːk/ us  
a short, very high cry or sound: She let out a squeak of fright at the sight of the spider. If I hear one more squeak out of you (= if you say anything else), there'll be trouble!
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