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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: From the sound


1 verb
1 [intransitive] to make a short high noise or cry that is not loud:
A rat squeaked and ran into the bushes.
The door squeaked open.
2 [intransitive and transitive] to say something in a very high voice, especially because you are nervous or excited:
'Too late!' she squeaked.
3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] informal to succeed, win, or pass a test by a very small amount so that you only just avoid failure [= scrape]
squeak through/by/past/in
She just squeaked through her math test.

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