eek

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See also: EEK, ÉÉK, Eek, and eek’

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

eek!

  1. Representing a scream or shriek (especially in comic strips).
  2. Expressing (sometimes vicarious) fear or trepidation.
    I almost got fired from my job yesterday. Eek!
  3. The shrill vocal sound of a mouse, rat, or monkey.

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Verb[edit]

eek (third-person singular simple present eeks, present participle eeking, simple past and past participle eeked)

  1. To produce a high-pitched squeal, as in fear or trepidation.
    • 2009, Paul Gelder, Yachting Monthly's Further Confessions
      She was dangling the mouse by its tail, but as it tried to arch upwards and bite, she started to jig about wildly [] The anglers had watched a beautiful young woman dance naked beneath a full moon to the feverish rhythm of unworldly eeking noises!
    • 2011, Isaac E. Washington, The Stars in My Dreams (page 106)
      We saw a frog and she eeked in terror again from the sight of it hopping near her.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Doublet with eik (oak). Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *aiks.

Noun[edit]

eek f (plural eken, diminutive eekje n)

  1. oak bark

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Confer West Frisian ek, German auch, Dutch ook, Scandinavian og, och (and), and English eke.

Adverb[edit]

eek

  1. also, in addition, besides