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squeak



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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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