creak

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Creak \Creak\ (kr[=e]k), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Creaked} (kr[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Creaking}.] [OE. creken, prob. of imitative origin; cf. E. crack, and. D. krieken to crackle, chirp.] To make a prolonged sharp grating or squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances; as, shoes creak.

The creaking locusts with my voice conspire. --Dryden.

Doors upon their hinges creaked. --Tennyson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Creak \Creak\, verb (used with an object) To produce a creaking sound with.

Creaking my shoes on the plain masonry. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Creak \Creak\ (kr[=e]k), noun The sound produced by anything that creaks; a creaking. --Roget.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

creak

noun

1: a squeaking sound; "the creak of the floorboards gave him away" [syn: {creak}, {creaking}]

verb

1: make a high-pitched, screeching noise; "The door creaked when I opened it slowly"; "My car engine makes a whining noise" [syn: {whine}, {squeak}, {screech}, {creak}, {screak}, {skreak}]

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