croak


1croak

verb \ˈkrōk\

: to make the deep, harsh sound that a frog makes

: to say (something) in a rough, low voice that is hard to understand

: to die

Full Definition of CROAK

intransitive verb
1
a :  to make a deep harsh sound
b :  to speak in a hoarse throaty voice
2
:  grumble 1
3
slang :  die
transitive verb
1
:  to utter in a hoarse raucous voice
2
slang :  kill

Examples of CROAK

  1. We could hear the frogs croaking by the pond.
  2. The man could only croak his name.
  3. He tried to speak but could barely croak.
  4. He had a heart attack and croaked.

Origin of CROAK

Middle English croken, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 15th century

2croak

noun

Definition of CROAK

:  a hoarse harsh cry or sound
croaky \ˈkrō-kē\ adjective

First Known Use of CROAK

1561

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