Pronunciation: (skwēk),[key] —n. 1. a short, sharp, shrill cry; a sharp, high-pitched sound.
2. Informal.opportunity; chance: their last squeak to correct the manuscript. 3. an escape from defeat, danger, death, or destruction (usually qualified by narrow or close).
—v.i. 1. to utter or emit a squeak or squeaky sound.
2. Slang.to confess or turn informer; squeal.
—v.t. 1. to utter or sound with a squeak or squeaks.
2. squeak by or through,to succeed, survive, pass, win, etc., by a very narrow margin: They can barely squeak by on their income. The team managed to squeak through.