Creak meaning

krēk
A grating or squeaking sound.
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The definition of creak is to make a slow, high-pitched squeaky noise.

An example of creak is to make a sound while walking on a loose wooden board in the floor.

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To make a grating or squeaking sound.
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To move with a creaking sound.
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To make a harsh, shrill, grating, or squeaking sound, as rusted hinges do.
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To move slowly with or as with such a sound.
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Such a sound.
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(intransitive) To make a prolonged sharp grating or squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances.
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To produce a creaking sound with.
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Origin of creak

  • Middle English creken croak, complain of imitative origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English creken, metathesis of Old English cearcian. Cognate with Albanian grykë (“throat”).
    From Wiktionary