squeak by

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v squeak by escape "She squeaked by me"
    • v squeak by manage one's existence barely "I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary"
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Usage

In literature:

I knew he was a whopper, though, by the size of his squeak.
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
A wagon rolled squeakingly by and all was quiet.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Squeaks and grunts constitute the vocabulary, if we dignify it by that name, of the mammals.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Freddie walked by very slowly, and his shoes squeaked aloud on the brick pavement.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
Here the conversation was interrupted by a squeak from the further corner of the room.
"The Adventures of a Squirrel, Supposed to be Related by Himself" by Anonymous
By an unusual chance both Shay and Squeaks met there and the inevitable clash came.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Their fellow prisoners squeaked at them, as though imploring them not to add to the agony by uttering discordant cries.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
They squeaked their words of command and had to trot by the side of their men to keep up with them.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Ten minutes later I was electrified by a cry, a tiny squeak that could hardly have disturbed Herod himself.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
Then came the clink of bottle against bottle, and the squeaking sound of a cork, followed by the gurgling of a liquid being poured out.
"King of the Castle" by George Manville Fenn
In his arms was a little black puppy, very, very young, as might be known by the faint squeaks it made.
"Trevlyn Hold" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Thus, followed by the four frantic beasts, he rushed into the middle of Baby Jane's army, squeaking triumphantly, 'Victory!
"Baby Jane's Mission" by Reginald Parnell
Another crash sounded, accompanied by an ominous squeaking of cracking timber.
"The Gray Phantom's Return" by Herman Landon
It makes a squeaking noise and is often found in beehives where it is attracted by the honey.
"Great Hike" by Alan Douglas
There was a slight grating and squeaking such as might have been made by damaged machinery.
"The Victory At Sea" by William Sowden Sims
I tried without success to draw them by imitating their strange cry, and also a mouse's squeak made by sucking loudly on the back of the hand.
"Bird-Lore March-April 1916" by Various
As it was, I only got there by the narrowest of squeaks.
"Bert Wilson, Marathon Winner" by J. W. Duffield
Manchester, by an intelligent man, that the squeaking of a pig did give the name to Winwick.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
There was a moment of dead silence, broken only by a tiny squeak from the stairs where Mrs. Aymer crouched invisible.
"Pippin; A Wandering Flame" by Laura E. Richards
The chair by the window squeaked.
"When the Owl Cries" by Paul Bartlett
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In news:

Oxford Township's new master plan squeaked by officials in a 4-3 vote last week.
Michigan State men's soccer squeaks by Oakland in chippy , competitive game.
Tareq and Michaele Salahi may have squeaked by a Secret Service checkpoint and gotten close enough to the president to smell his hair, but they are by no means the first.
Wolfpack squeak by Charlotte, remains perfect.
Rocket golfers squeak by district rivals.
Cougars' men squeak by Owls.
Braves squeak by to end Tornadoes' tennis season.
Generals Squeak By OCCC, Streak Continues.
Decatur Heritage squeaks by Vina .
Lagano squeaks by Kyle Busch in Alabama .
Buffalo squeaks by to keep the season alive.
Oak Ridge held Campbell County to one field goal in the fourth quarter to squeak by the Lady Cougars 38-34 Friday.
Decatur Heritage squeaks by Vina.
Germantown 's Scott squeaks by for Player of the Week award.
Maryland was playing teams such as Radford, Cornell, Florida Gulf Coast and Florida International – and squeaking by all of them.
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