from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To give forth a short, shrill cry or sound.
- intransitive v. Slang To turn informer.
- transitive v. To utter in a thin, shrill voice.
- n. A short shrill cry or sound, such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge.
- n. An escape: a close squeak.
- through To manage barely to pass, win, or survive: squeaked through the test; squeaks by on a limited income.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short, high-pitched sound, as of two objects rubbing together, or the calls of small animals.
- n. A card game similar to group solitaire.
- v. To emit a short, high-pitched sound.
- v. To inform, to squeal.
- v. To speak or sound in a high-pitched manner.
- v. To empty the pile of 13 cards a player deals to themself in the card game of the same name.
- v. To win or progress by a narrow margin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To utter a sharp, shrill cry, usually of short duration; to cry with an acute tone, as an animal; or, to make a sharp, disagreeable noise, as a pipe or quill, a wagon wheel, a door; to creak.
- intransitive v. To break silence or secrecy for fear of pain or punishment; to speak; to confess.
- n. A sharp, shrill, disagreeable sound suddenly uttered, either of the human voice or of any animal or instrument, such as is made by carriage wheels when dry, by the soles of leather shoes, or by a pipe or reed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To utter a short, sharp, shrill cry, as a pig or a rat; make a sharp noise, as a pipe or fife, a wheel or hinge that needs oiling, or the sole of a boot.
- To break silence or secrecy; speak out; turn informer; “squeal”; peach.
- To shirk an obligation, as the payment of a debt.
- To utter with a squeak, or in a squeaking tone.
- n. A short, sharp, shrill cry, such as that uttered by pigs or mice, or made by a wheel or the hinge of a door when dry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
- v. make a high-pitched, screeching noise
- n. a short high-pitched noise
Middle English squeken, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skvakka, to croak.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)