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squeak
American English: /skwik/
British English: /skwiːk/

Translation of squeak in Spanish:

noun

  • 1
    (of animal, person) chillido (masculine)
    (of hinge, pen) chirrido (masculine)
    to give or let out a squeak
    pegar un chillido
    any messages from New York? — not a squeak
    ¿algún mensaje de Nueva York? — ni una palabra
    ¿algún mensaje de Nueva York? — ni pío [colloquial]
    I don't want to hear a squeak out of anyone [colloquial] [humorous]
    no quiero que se oiga ni el vuelo de una mosca
    Example sentences
    • ‘I wasn't aware dinner had been served,’ I replied my voice sounding like a squeak when it came out.
    • Grover Norquist, on the other hand, speaks like a man who had all the delight squeezed out of him years ago, leaving him with nothing in his voice but a high-pitched squeak of disdain.
    • It made short purring sounds, mixed with squeaks, then it vanished.
  • 2 (escape) [colloquial]a narrow or (US also) close squeakwe got there in time, but it was a narrow squeak
    llegamos a tiempo, pero por un pelo or por los pelos [colloquial]
    she's never actually had an accident, but she's had several narrow squeaks
    nunca ha llegado a tener un accidente pero se ha salvado por un pelo or por los pelos varias veces [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Still, even while driving in and out of Irish potholes, you'll hear no squeak or feel no squirm from the structure or fittings.
    • And have we heard a squeak from the director with the verbal incontinence?
    • Now, we have been blessed with a good summer and very few people are saying squeak.

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (animal/person)
    chillar
    (hinge/pen)
    chirriar
    (shoes)
    crujir
    Example sentences
    • At the sound of the door squeaking slowly open, both of us rose and turned to face it.
    • Just then, the sound of keys and the front door squeaking open met our ears.
    • The floors had stopped squeaking, and there was the sound of someone walking on the boards that didn't squeak.
  • 2 (pass by a narrow margin) to squeak past/through
    pasar raspando [colloquial]

transitive verb

Phrasal verbs

squeak in

verb + adverb
salir elegido por un margen muy estrecho
salir elegido por un pelo [colloquial]

squeak out

verb + adverb + object (US)
(win/victory)
conseguir por un pelo [colloquial]
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