Simple Definition of croak
: 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
Examples of croak
We could hear the frogs croaking by the pond.
The man could only croak his name.
He tried to speak but could barely croak.
He had a heart attack and croaked.
Origin of croak
Middle English croken, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of croak
: a hoarse harsh cry or sound
First Known Use of croak
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