verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- squawk box,
- squeak by,
- squeaky clean,
- squeaky wheel gets the grease
Origin of squeak
Examples from the Web for squeak
And while polls show 594 is likely to pass, 591 could squeak by as well.
Shapard, the pollster, predicts Lankford will just squeak by with a narrow majority.T.W. Shannon’s Senate Campaign Is Not About Race. Really.|Tim Mak|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it was the most that could squeak through a filibuster- hobbled Senate.
But the GOP didn't just squeak out a few victories; they crushed.
If you keep quiet, you can squeak through without having to reveal your views.
How they squeal and squeak and sob when they are in trouble!Danger! and Other Stories|Arthur Conan Doyle
With a squeak and a sigh the door, terraced like a vault portal, swung outward slowly.Fly By Night|Arthur Dekker Savage
And as he went he heard the squeak of a rat below his wheelbarrow.The Adventures of A Brownie|Miss Mulock
There was a rustle of dresses and a squeak of castors, as the audience settled into chairs and the lights were lowered.Lady Lilith|Stephen McKenna
Then, as a squeak of agony sounded from a Rogan in front of him, his mind grasped what had happened.The Red Hell of Jupiter|Paul Ernst
Word Origin for squeak
late 14c., probably of imitative origin, similar to Middle Swedish skväka "to squeak, croak." Related: Squeaked; squeaking. The noun is from 1660s; sense of "narrow escape" is from 1822.