squeak out

squeak out

1. To make or utter squeaks. The mice began squeaking out in their cages, sensing that something dangerous had entered the lab.
2. To utter something in a thin, squeaky voice. A noun or pronoun can be used "squeak" and "out." The child squeaked out an apology after being upbraided by her father. I was so out of breath that I could only squeak the words out.
3. To manage achieve or accomplish something very narrowly. A noun or pronoun can be used "squeak" and "out." The team could squeak out a victory if they make this field goal. I thought for sure I had failed the exam, but I managed to squeak it out with a D.
See also: out, squeak
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