creak


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creak

 (krēk)
intr.v. creaked, creak·ing, creaks
1. To make a grating or squeaking sound.
2. To move with a creaking sound.
n.
A grating or squeaking sound.

[Middle English creken, croak, complain, of imitative origin.]

creak′ing·ly adv.

creak

(kriːk)
vb
1. to make or cause to make a harsh squeaking sound
2. (intr) to make such sounds while moving: the old car creaked along.
n
a harsh squeaking sound
[C14: variant of croak, of imitative origin]
ˈcreaky adj
ˈcreakily adv
ˈcreakiness n
ˈcreakingly adv

creak

(krik)

v.i.
1. to make a sharp, grating, or squeaking sound.
2. to move slowly with or as if with such a sound.
v.t.
3. to cause to creak.
n.
4. a creaking sound.
[1275–1325; appar. Old English crǣcettan, variant of crācettan to croak]

creak


Past participle: creaked
Gerund: creaking

Imperative
creak
creak
Present
I creak
you creak
he/she/it creaks
we creak
you creak
they creak
Preterite
I creaked
you creaked
he/she/it creaked
we creaked
you creaked
they creaked
Present Continuous
I am creaking
you are creaking
he/she/it is creaking
we are creaking
you are creaking
they are creaking
Present Perfect
I have creaked
you have creaked
he/she/it has creaked
we have creaked
you have creaked
they have creaked
Past Continuous
I was creaking
you were creaking
he/she/it was creaking
we were creaking
you were creaking
they were creaking
Past Perfect
I had creaked
you had creaked
he/she/it had creaked
we had creaked
you had creaked
they had creaked
Future
I will creak
you will creak
he/she/it will creak
we will creak
you will creak
they will creak
Future Perfect
I will have creaked
you will have creaked
he/she/it will have creaked
we will have creaked
you will have creaked
they will have creaked
Future Continuous
I will be creaking
you will be creaking
he/she/it will be creaking
we will be creaking
you will be creaking
they will be creaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been creaking
you have been creaking
he/she/it has been creaking
we have been creaking
you have been creaking
they have been creaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been creaking
you will have been creaking
he/she/it will have been creaking
we will have been creaking
you will have been creaking
they will have been creaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been creaking
you had been creaking
he/she/it had been creaking
we had been creaking
you had been creaking
they had been creaking
Conditional
I would creak
you would creak
he/she/it would creak
we would creak
you would creak
they would creak
Past Conditional
I would have creaked
you would have creaked
he/she/it would have creaked
we would have creaked
you would have creaked
they would have creaked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.creak - a squeaking sound; "the creak of the floorboards gave him away"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
Verb1.creak - make a high-pitched, screeching noise; "The door creaked when I opened it slowly"; "My car engine makes a whining noise"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise

creak

verb squeak, grind, scrape, groan, grate, screech, squeal, scratch, rasp The bed-springs creaked.
Translations
صَريريُصرُّ ، يًطَقْطِقُ
skřípatskřípot
knageknagenknirkeknirken
nyikorgásreccsenésrecsegésropogáscsikorgás
brakamarr, brak
girgždantisgirgždesysgirgždėti
čīkstētčīkstoņa
vŕzgať
škripanješkripati
gıcırdamakgıcırtı

creak

[kriːk]
A. N [of wood, shoe etc] → crujido m; [of hinge etc] → chirrido m, rechinamiento m
B. VIcrujir; (= squeak) → chirriar, rechinar

creak

[ˈkriːk]
vi [hinge] → grincer; [floor, shoes] → craquer
n [floorboard] → craquement m

creak

nKnarren nt no pl; (of hinges, bed springs)Quietschen nt no pl; (of knees etc)Knacken nt no pl; to give a loud creaklaut knarren/quietschen/knacken; a series of creaksknarrende/quietschende/knackende Geräusche
viknarren; (hinges, bed springs)quietschen; (knees etc)knacken

creak

[kriːk]
1. vi (wood, shoe) → scricchiolare; (hinge) → cigolare
2. n (see vb) → scricchiolio, cigolio

creak

(kriːk) verb
to make a sharp grating sound. That chair is creaking beneath your weight.
noun
such a sound. The strange creaks in the old house kept the girl awake.
ˈcreaky adjective
ˈcreakiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Even the saloon was deserted, although a back door in the dim recess seemed to creak mysteriously.
Grose watched them with positive placidity; then I caught the suppressed intellectual creak with which she conscientiously turned to take from me a view of the back of the tapestry.
As the light looked so dim, and the place, for the time, looked quiet enough, and the dilapidated little wooden house itself looked as if it might have been carted here from the ruins of some burnt district, and as the swinging sign had a poverty-stricken sort of creak to it, I thought that here was the very spot for cheap lodgings, and the best of pea coffee.
He slipped stealthily down the narrow stair, his hair rising and his pulses halting at the slightest creak.
Rochester's visit it seemed spellbound: all the night I heard but three sounds at three long intervals,--a step creak, a momentary renewal of the snarling, canine noise, and a deep human groan.
The first creak of the oak startled him like an electric shock: the light leaped from his hold to a distance of some feet, and his agitation was so extreme, that he could hardly pick it up.
Jaggers never laughed; but he wore great bright creaking boots, and, in poising himself on these boots, with his large head bent down and his eyebrows joined together, awaiting an answer, he sometimes caused the boots to creak, as if they laughed in a dry and suspicious way.
and for summer rain, I never saw such broad downright flat drops fall out of the clouds; the oaks, too, notwithstanding the calm weather, sob and creak with their great boughs as if announcing a tempest.
Perhaps I had heard a creak or seen his shadow moving with the tail of my eye; perhaps it was an instinct like a cat's; but, sure enough, when I looked round, there was Hands, already half-way towards me, with the dirk in his right hand.
Heavy steps sounded slowly behind the wall, then stopped and made the floor creak once more.
Little bamboos that creak together, tell me where he ran?
Never did bough creak so mysteriously, and never did the far-away howling of dogs send such a woeful presage through the night.