a short, sharp, shrill cry; a sharp, high-pitched sound.
Informal. opportunity; chance:
their last squeak to correct the manuscript.
an escape from defeat, danger, death, or destruction (usually qualified by narrow or close).
verb (used without object)
to utter or emit a squeak or squeaky sound.
Slang. to confess or turn informer; squeal.
verb (used with object)
to utter or sound with a squeak or squeaks.
Verb phrases
squeak by/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.
a short shrill cry or high-pitched sound
(informal) an escape (esp in the phrases narrow squeak, near squeak)
to make or cause to make a squeak
(intransitive; usually foll by through or by) to pass with only a narrow margin: to squeak through an examination
(intransitive) (informal) to confess information about oneself or another
(transitive) to utter with a squeak
[“Squeak: A Language for Communicating with Mice”, L. Cardelli et al, Comp Graphics 19(3):199-204, July 1985].
See Newsqueak.
2. A Smalltalk implementation and a media authoring tool by members of the original Xerox PARC team which created Smalltalk (Alan Kay, Dan Ingalls, et al). Squeak is an open-source implementation, with a highly portable virtual machine implemented in a subset of Smalltalk (translated into C and compiled by a C compiler of the target platform).
Squeak Home (http://squeak.org/).
SqueakCentral (http://squeakland.org/).


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