squeak Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “squeak” in the English Dictionary

"squeak" in British English

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squeakverb

uk   us   /skwiːk/

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 ​itsrustyhinges.

squeak verb (SUCCEED)

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

squeaknoun [C]

uk   us   /skwiːk/
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!
(Definition of squeak from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"squeak" in American English

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squeakverb

 us   /skwik/

squeak verb (MAKE SOUND)

[I/T] to make a ​short, very high ​sound or ​cry: [I] Her ​expensiveshoes 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.

squeaknoun [C]

 us   /skwik/

squeak noun [C] (SOUND)

a ​short, very high ​sound or ​cry: Every ​time I ​stepped on the ​brakes I’d ​hear a little squeak.
(Definition of squeak from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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