squeak
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squeak(
skwik
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to emit a shrill sound)
a. chillar (animal or person)
I heard the mouse squeak under the kitchen sink before I saw it.Oí al ratón chillar bajo el fregadero de la cocina antes de verlo.
b. chirriar (mechanical)
The front door squeaks when you open it, so I always know when someone opens the door.La puerta delantera chirría cuando se abre, entonces siempre sé cuando alguien abre la puerta.
c. rechinar (mechanical)
The bed squeaks when I lie down.La cama rechina cuando me acuesto.
d. crujir (shoes)
My new shoes squeak so loudly you can hear me half a block away.Mis zapatos nuevos crujen tan fuerte que me puedes oír a media cuadra.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to say in a shrill tone)
a. chillar
When he asked me a question, instead of speaking the answer, I squeaked it, because of my laryngitis.Cuando me hizo una pregunta, en lugar de decir la respuesta, la chillé, por mi laringitis.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (shrill sound)
a. el chillido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(animal or person)
I heard a squeak in the backyard and it turned out to be a baby kitten.Oí un chillido en el patio trasero y resultó ser un gatito bebé.
b. el chirrido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(mechanical)
The dog is sad because his ball lost its squeak.El perro está triste porque su pelota perdió su chirrido.
c. el crujido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(shoes)
I love the squeak of new shoes.Me encanta el crujido de los zapatos nuevos.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(utterance)
a. la palabra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I haven't heard a squeak from Craig in years. He may be dead for all I know.No he oído ni una palabra de Craig en años. Por lo que sé, podría estar muerto.
b. pío
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I saw protesters surrounding the governor's office today, but I haven't heard a squeak in the news.Vi manifestantes rodeando la oficina del gobernador hoy, pero no he oído ni pío en las noticias.
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squeak
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of animal, person)
a. el chillido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of door, hinges)
a. el chirrido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't want to hear another squeak out of youno quiero oírte decir ni pío
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (animal, person)
a. chillar
5. (door, wheel)
a. chirriar, rechinar
6. (shoes)
a. crujir
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squeak [skwiːk]
noun
1 [of hinge, wheel] chirrido (m); [of mouse, person] chillido (m); [of shoe] crujido (m); [of pen] raspeo (m)
the squeak of the bedsprings/ the old swing in the garden I heard the squeak of the garden gate The Chief Inspector could hear the panicky squeak in his voice she uttered a high-pitched squeak of outrage the proposal elicited not a squeak of protest Amy heard the purposeful squeak of regulation nursing shoes coming down the main corridor
2
I don't want to hear another squeak out of you y no vuelvas a abrir la boca; y sin rechistar; "have you heard anything from him?" —"not a squeak" (sleeping child) —¿le has oído? —ni el menor ruido; (absent friend) —¿sabes algo de él? —ni una palabra
I couldn't get a squeak [out of] him
to have a narrow squeak escaparse por los pelos
they won, but it was a narrow squeak ganaron, pero por los pelos
intransitive verb
[+hinge, wheel] chirriar; rechinar; [+mouse] chillar; [+shoes] crujir; [+pen] raspear
the door squeaked open la puerta chirrió or rechinó al abrirse; la puerta se abrió con un chirrido
transitive verb
chillar
"you can't mean that!" she squeaked in protest
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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