Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of squeak.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We are drawn to the beauty of the porter's walk through the mountains: the green steppes in the rain, the red coca-cola deco-ed fridge on the porter's back (the only flash of color), and the moments when the porter takes a rest in villages, offered meals and conversations and objects -- such as squeaking chicks -- to carry along inside the fridge.

    Karin Badt: The 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

  • Nine tenths of the 'squeaking' heard when harmonics are played is due to the fact that the finger-placing is not properly prepared, and that the fingers are not on the right spot.

    Violin Mastery Talks with Master Violinists and Teachers

  • And in case you weren't aware of this, (and you might not be, that's ok) a touchdown is worth six points, so winning by five is kind of squeaking out a win.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • My 50mm 1.4 starts "squeaking" louder during AF and starts not focusing some of the time ...

    News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • a kind of squeaking tone: 'Now, then, no nonsense.

    Voskresenie. English

  • Suddenly the assistant again put on a stern expression, and called out in a kind of squeaking tone: ‘Now, then, no nonsense.

    Resurrection

  • Don't knock down the whole house if you just need to fix a squeaking door.

    House Democrats agree on health-care position, chairman says

  • Yes, I realize I said "tomorrow" yesterday and am now squeaking in half an hour before midnight my time.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • In an electoral sense, when an election comes along the Independents usually split about 50-50 with half voting Democrat and half voting Republican, meaning that presidential elections (as well as others) end up being relatively close to 50-50, with either a Republican or Democrat barely squeaking out a win.

    Think Progress » Tea Party Movement As Popular As Socialism

  • She picked up the box which now contained the soon-to-be-cast-off shoes and walked slowly, awkwardly to the bathroom door, her new footwear smirking, sliding, and squeaking across the tile floor.

    Wrong Number

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