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.
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].
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/).
noun 1. a person or thing that squeaks. 2. Informal. a contest or game won by a very small margin. 3. Informal. a dangerous situation. squawk box
[skwee-kee-kleen] /ˈskwi kiˈklin/ adjective, Informal. 1. scrupulously clean. 2. virtuous, wholesome, and above reproach: a squeaky-clean reputation. squeaky-clean adjective 1. (of hair) washed so clean that wet strands squeak when rubbed 2. completely clean 3. (informal, derogatory) (of a person) cultivating a virtuous and wholesome image squeak by
- Squeaky wheel gets the grease
, I always long for peace, But the wheel that does the squeaking Is the one that gets the grease.” However, the idea of the idiom is much older. A manuscript from about 1400 had: “Ever the worst spoke of the cart creaks.” Similar sayings were repeated over the succeeding centuries.
noun 1. a somewhat prolonged, sharp, shrill cry, as of pain, fear, or surprise. 2. Slang. an instance of informing against someone. a protest or complaint; beef. verb (used without object) 3. to utter or emit a squeal or squealing sound. 4. Slang. to turn informer; inform. to protest or complain; beef. verb (used with […]