Squeak
Squeak Squeak (skw[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squeaked} (skw[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squeaking}.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. sqv["a]ka to croak, Icel. skvakka to give a sound as of water shaken in a bottle.] 1. To utter a sharp, shrill cry, usually of short duration; to cry with an acute tone, as an animal; or, to make a sharp, disagreeable noise, as a pipe or quill, a wagon wheel, a door; to creak. [1913 Webster]

Who can endure to hear one of the rough old Romans squeaking through the mouth of an eunuch? --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Zoilus calls the companions of Ulysses the ``squeaking pigs'' of Homer. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To break silence or secrecy for fear of pain or punishment; to speak; to confess. [Colloq.]

Syn: squeal. [1913 Webster]

If he be obstinate, put a civil question to him upon the rack, and he squeaks, I warrant him. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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