a short, sharp, shrill cry; a sharp, high-pitched sound.
Informal. opportunity; chance: their last squeak to correct the manuscript.
an escape from defeat, danger, death, or destruction (usually qualified by narrow or close ).
verb (used without object)
to utter or emit a squeak or squeaky sound.
Slang. to confess or turn informer; squeal.
verb (used with object)
to utter or sound with a squeak or squeaks.
Verb phrases
squeak by/through, to succeed, survive, pass, win, etc., by a very narrow margin: They can barely squeak by on their income. The team managed to squeak through.

1350–1400; Middle English squeken, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Swedish skväka to croak

squeakingly, adverb
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squeak (skwiːk)
1.  a short shrill cry or high-pitched sound
2.  informal an escape (esp in the phrases narrow squeak, near squeak)
3.  to make or cause to make a squeak
4.  (intr; usually foll by through or by) to pass with only a narrow margin: to squeak through an examination
5.  informal (intr) to confess information about oneself or another
6.  (tr) to utter with a squeak
[C17: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish skväka to croak]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., probably of imitative origin, similar to Middle Swedish skväka "to squeak, croak." The noun is from 1660s; sense of "narrow escape" is from 1822. Squeaky clean in fig. sense is from 1972, probably from advertisements for dishwashing liquid.
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Computing Dictionary

Squeak definition

["Squeak: A Language for Communicating with Mice", L. Cardelli et al, Comp Graphics 19(3):199-204, July 1985].
See Newsqueak.
2. A Smalltalk implementation and a media authoring tool by members of the original Xerox PARC team which created Smalltalk (Alan Kay, Dan Ingalls, et al). Squeak is an open-source implementation, with a highly portable virtual machine implemented in a subset of Smalltalk (translated into C and compiled by a C compiler of the target platform).
Squeak Home (http://squeak.org/).
SqueakCentral (http://squeakland.org/).
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Example sentences
First there's a whirring, then a beep, then a high-pitched squeak.
If it uses a high-pitched squeak and you feed it, it will learn to repeat that
  noise to get fed.
Finding the cause of a squeak is often the hardest part.
With a third group, she activated the squeak as if by accident.
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