|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|
|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]|
Also, squeak through. Manage barely to pass, win, survive, or the like, as in They are just squeaking by on their income, or He squeaked through the driver's test. This idiom transfers squeak in the sense of "barely emit a sound" to "narrowly manage something." [First half of 1900s] Also see squeeze through.