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creak

1creak

verb \ˈkrēk\

: to make a long, high sound : to make a sound like the sound made by an old door when it opens or closes

Full Definition of CREAK

intransitive verb
:  to make a prolonged grating or squeaking sound often as a result of being worn-out; also :  to proceed slowly with or as if with creaking wheels <the story creaks along to a dull conclusion>

Examples of CREAK

  1. The old floorboards creaked under our feet.
  2. The porch roof creaked with the heavy weight of the snow.

Origin of CREAK

Middle English creken to croak, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 1583

2creak

noun

Definition of CREAK

:  a rasping or grating noise

Examples of CREAK

  1. <the creak of a floorboard>

First Known Use of CREAK

1604

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