squeaking


squeaking
skwɪːk n. short high-pitched sound (like one made by a mouse or a rusty hinge) v. make a short high-pitched sound; betray, turn informer (Slang)

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  • Squeaking — Squeak Squeak (skw[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squeaked} (skw[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squeaking}.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. sqv[ a]ka to croak, Icel. skvakka to give a sound as of water shaken in a bottle.] 1. To utter a sharp,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squeaking — adjective having or making a high pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge • Syn: ↑screaky, ↑screechy, ↑squeaky, ↑squealing • Similar to: ↑high, ↑high pitched • Derivationally …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Squeak — (skw[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squeaked} (skw[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squeaking}.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. sqv[ a]ka to croak, Icel. skvakka to give a sound as of water shaken in a bottle.] 1. To utter a sharp, shrill cry,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squeaked — Squeak Squeak (skw[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squeaked} (skw[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squeaking}.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. sqv[ a]ka to croak, Icel. skvakka to give a sound as of water shaken in a bottle.] 1. To utter a sharp,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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