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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Squeak
  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)
    synonyms: squeal.
    "If he be obstinate, put a civil question to him upon the rack, and he squeaks, I warrant him." [Dryden.]

Etymology: Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. sqväka to croak, Icel. skvakka to give a sound as of water shaken in a bottle

noun Squeak
A sharp, shrill, disagreeable sound suddenly uttered, 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.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
  2. A short high-pitched noise ("the squeak of shoes on powdery snow")
  3. Make a high-pitched, screeching noise
  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.
  3. The sound made by mice in anticipation of being filled with cheese.
  4. (slang) A narrow squeak.

Notable Persons Named Squeak

Squeak Carnwath is a in the fields of printmaking, book art, painting, and artist's book. Squeak was born in 1947 in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.


Fun Facts about the name Squeak

  • How unique is the name Squeak? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Squeak was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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Past life for Squeak born Jun 22, 1965

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Canada approximately on 1675. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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