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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Squeak  \Squeak\,  v.  i.  [imp.&  p.  p.  {Squaked};  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. 
  Who  can  endure  to  hear  one  of  the  rough  old  Romans 
  squeaking  through  the  mouth  of  an  eunuch?  --Addison. 
  Zoilus  calls  the  companions  of  Ulysses  the 
  ``squeaking  pigs''  of  Homer.  --Pope. 
  2.  To  break  silence  or  secrecy  for  fear  of  pain  or 
  punishment;  to  speak;  to  confess.  [Colloq.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Squeak  \Squeak\,  n. 
  A  sharp,  shrill,  disagreeable  sound  suddenly  utered,  either 
  of  the  human  voice  or  of  any  animal  or  instrument,  such  as  is 
  made  by  carriage  wheels  when  dry,  by  the  soles  of  leather 
  shoes,  or  by  a  pipe  or  reed. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  short  high-pitched  noise;  "the  squeak  of  of  shoes  on 
  powdery  snow" 
  2:  something  achieved  (or  escaped)  by  a  narrow  margin  [syn:  {close 
  call},  {close  shave},  {squeaker},  {narrow  escape}] 
  v  :  make  a  high-pitched,  screeching  noise,  as  of  a  door  [syn:  {screech}, 
  {creak},  {screak},  {skreak},  {skriech},  {skriegh},  {skreigh}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  "Squeak:  A  Language  for  Communicating  with  Mice",  L.  Cardelli 
  et  al  Comp  Graphics  19(3):199-204  (July  1985)  (See 

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