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  • interj. Representing a scream or shriek (especially in comic strips).
  • interj. Expressing (sometimes vicarious) fear or trepidation.
  • interj. The shrill vocal sound of a mouse, rat, or monkey.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. See eke.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of eke.
  • To itch.


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  • Since when has "eek" ing by with a 2% lead in a vote considered a victory? ... a game-changer?

    Clinton adds West Virginia to campaign stops

  • And there's definitely a huge "eek" factor if you will, Kiran, when it comes to cloned meat or cloned milk.

    CNN Transcript Jan 16, 2008

  • The problem is not the protagonist doing something "eek," but with not being able to respect the protagonist's stupid decision as would be the case if the reader can see making that choice, even though the reader knows that it's the wrong one, and the reader is torn up right along with the protagonist.

    The WritingYA Weblog: Poetry, Panic and Procrastination

  • I'm not that much of a girly girl but when it comes to things like that I can "eek" with the best of them.

    dulligirl Diary Entry

  • It drew to a halt in front of the elegant stone entrance to the main building, and then began to trundle slowly backwards again until its occupant yanked on the handbrake, which evoked from the car a sort of strangled "eek".

    The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • This year marks the 25th anniversary of the original Guffey Chicken Fly, an event that puts the "eek" into "unique."

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • I'm going to guess that question came either before the photo where she has the "eek" face or the one where Tatum gives her a humored look.

    Socialite Life

  • She let out a small 'eek' sound when she noticed not only the three agents walking her way, but the one who set the trap, My. - Because visibility matters

  • As logisticians we must constantly be thinking about what we can do to 'eek' out even the tiniest bits of improvement in productivity.

    Supply Chain Digest

  • - and fully 47\% of you went with the "eek" option.


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