Meaning of squeak

squeak

Pronunciation: (skwēk), [key]
— n.
  1. a short, sharp, shrill cry; a sharp, high-pitched sound.
  2. 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. to confess or turn informer; squeal.
—v.t.
  1. to utter or sound with a squeak or squeaks.
  2. 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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