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creak

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verb \ˈkrēk\

Definition of creak

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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 in a Sentence

  1. The old floorboards creaked under our feet.

  2. The porch roof creaked with the heavy weight of the snow.

Origin and Etymology of creak

Middle English creken to croak, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 1583


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creak

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Definition of creak

  1. :  a rasping or grating noise

Examples of creak in a Sentence

  1. the creak of a floorboard

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First Known Use of creak

1604


CREAK Defined for English Language Learners

creak

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Definition of creak for English Language Learners

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


CREAK Defined for Kids

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creak

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verb \ˈkrēk\

Definition of creak for Students

creaked

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creaking

  1. :  to make a long scraping or squeaking sound The stairs creaked … with every step. — Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking


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creak

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Definition of creak for Students

  1. :  a long squeaking or scraping noise



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