Croak definition

krōk
To mutter discontentedly; grumble.
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(slang) To kill.
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(slang) To die.
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To utter a low hoarse sound.
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To speak with a low hoarse voice.
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(intransitive) To make a croak.
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To utter in a low, hoarse voice.
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(intransitive, of a frog) To make its cry.
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(intransitive, of a raven) To make its cry.
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(slang) To die.
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(slang) To kill someone or something.

He'd seen my face, so I had to croak him.

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To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually.
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To make a deep, hoarse sound, as that of a frog or raven.
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A low hoarse sound, as that characteristic of a frog or a raven.
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To utter in a low hoarse sound.
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(slang) To kill.
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To speak in deep, hoarse tones.
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To talk dismally; foretell evil or misfortune; grumble.
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(slang) To die.
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To utter in deep, hoarse tones.
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A croaking sound.
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A faint, harsh sound made in the throat.
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The cry of a frog or toad. (see also ribbit)
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
croak
Plural:
croaks

Origin of croak

  • From Middle English croken to croak probably of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English croken, back-formation from Old English cracettan, cræccettan, from Proto-Germanic *krāk- (compare Swedish kråka, German krächzen), from Proto-Indo-European *greh₂-k- (compare Latin grāculus ‘jackdaw’, Serbo-Croatian grákati).

    From Wiktionary