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creak Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a squeaking sound
    creaking.
    • the creak of the floorboards gave him away
  2. verb make a high-pitched, screeching noise
    skreak; whine; screech; squeak; screak.
    • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
    • My car engine makes a whining noise
WordNet

Creak intransitive verb
Etymology
OE. creken, prob. of imitative origin; cf. E. crack, and. D. kreiken to crackle, chirp.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Creaked present participle & verbal noun Creaking
Definitions
  1. To make a prolonged sharp grating or ssqueaking 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.
Creak transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To produce a creaking sound with.
    Creaking my shoes on the plain masonry. Shak.
Creak noun
Definitions
  1. Thew sound produced by anuthing that creaks; a creaking. Roget.

Webster 1913