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 ?
You who gave me your heart -- The chariot creaks to depart.
The creaks were repeated, and he knew several men lurked outside.
If you're not sharp enough, I'll creak the door, and woe betide you if I have to creak it much.
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.
Wheels creak on their axles as the cogs engage one another and the revolving pulleys whirr with the rapidity of their movement, but a neighboring wheel is as quiet and motionless as though it were prepared to remain so for a hundred years; but the moment comes when the lever catches it and obeying the impulse that wheel begins to creak and joins in the common motion the result and aim of which are beyond its ken.
or did Thomas's shoes creak, and was her sense of hearing unusually keen?
Just then they heard a grating creak, followed by creak, creak, all round the Gardens.
At the Seventh Circle--but no matter for that: all the Circles are alike to the three young Misses, fair and fat,--at the Seventh Circle, nevertheless, my pupils are sticking fast; and I, to set them going again, recite, explain, and blow myself up red-hot with useless enthusiasm, when-- a creak of boots in the passage outside, and in comes the golden Papa, the mighty merchant with the naked head and the two chins.
We heard the stairs creak, creak, and cease, also for good.
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.
Little bamboos that creak together, tell me where he ran?
Now he thought of Martha's arrival, of the drunkenness among the workers and his own renunciation of drink, then of their present journey and of Taras's house and the talk about the breaking-up of the family, then of his own lad, and of Mukhorty now sheltered under the drugget, and then of his master who made the sledge creak as he tossed about in it.