squeak

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squeak (plural squeaks)

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  1. A short, high-pitched sound, as of two objects rubbing together, or the calls of small animals.
  2. (games) A card game similar to group solitaire.

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squeak (third-person singular simple present squeaks, present participle squeaking, simple past and past participle squeaked)

  1. (intransitive) To emit a short, high-pitched sound.
  2. (intransitive, slang) To inform, to squeal.
    • Dryden
      If he be obstinate, put a civil question to him upon the rack, and he squeaks, I warrant him.
  3. (transitive) To speak or sound in a high-pitched manner.
  4. (intransitive, games) To empty the pile of 13 cards a player deals to themself in the card game of the same name.
  5. (intransitive, informal) To win or progress by a narrow margin.
    • 1999, Surfer (volume 40, issues 7-12)
      [] allowing Parkinson to squeak into the final by a half-point margin.
    • 2011 October 23, Tom Fordyce, “2011 Rugby World Cup final: New Zealand 8-7 France”, BBC Sport:
      France were transformed from the feeble, divided unit that had squeaked past Wales in the semi-final, their half-backs finding the corners with beautifully judged kicks from hand, the forwards making yards with every drive and a reorganised Kiwi line-out beginning to malfunction.

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