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Pronunciation: /skwiːk/

Translation of squeak in Spanish:


  • 1 (of animal, person) chillido (masculine); (of hinge, pen) chirrido (masculine); (of shoes) crujido (masculine) to give o let out a squeak pegar* un chillido any messages from New York? — not a squeak ¿algún mensaje de Nueva York? — ni una palabra or [colloquial/familiar] ni pío I don't want to hear a squeak out of anyone [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico] 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/familiar] a narrow o (in American English also/en inglés norteamericano también) close squeak we got there in time, but it was a narrow squeak llegamos a tiempo, pero por un pelo or por los pelos [colloquial/familiar] 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/familiar]
    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/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [animal/person] chillar; [hinge/pen] chirriar*; [shoes] crujir 1.2 (pass by a narrow margin) to squeak past/through pasar raspando [colloquial/familiar]

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

squeak in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
salir* elegido por un margen muy estrecho or [colloquial/familiar] por un pelo

squeak out

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento (American English/inglés norteamericano)
[win/victory] conseguir* por un pelo [colloquial/familiar]

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