verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of squeak
OTHER WORDS FROM squeaksqueak·ing·ly, adverb
Words nearby squeak
British Dictionary definitions for squeak by
Derived forms of squeaksqueaker, nounsqueaky, adjectivesqueakily, adverbsqueakiness, noun
Word Origin for squeak
Idioms and Phrases with squeak by
Also, squeak through. Manage barely to pass, win, survive, or the like, as in They are just squeaking by on their income, or He squeaked through the driver's test. This idiom transfers squeak in the sense of “barely emit a sound” to “narrowly manage something.” [First half of 1900s] Also see squeeze through.