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croak

 (krōk)
n.
A low hoarse sound, as that characteristic of a frog or a raven.
v. croaked, croak·ing, croaks
v.tr.
1. To utter in a low hoarse sound.
2. Slang To kill.
v.intr.
1.
a. To utter a low hoarse sound.
b. To speak with a low hoarse voice.
2. To mutter discontentedly; grumble.
3. Slang To die.

[From Middle English croken, to croak, probably of imitative origin.]

croak′i·ly adv.
croak′y adj.

croak

(krəʊk)
vb
1. (Zoology) (intr) (of frogs, crows, etc) to make a low, hoarse cry
2. to utter (something) in this manner: he croaked out the news.
3. (intr) to grumble or be pessimistic
4. slang
a. (intr) to die
b. (tr) to kill
n
a low hoarse utterance or sound
[Old English crācettan; related to Old Norse krāka a crow; see creak]
ˈcroaky adj
ˈcroakily adv
ˈcroakiness n

croak

(kroʊk)

v.i.
1. to utter a low-pitched, harsh cry, as the sound of a frog or a raven.
2. to speak with a low, rasping voice.
3. Slang. to die.
v.t.
4. to utter by croaking.
5. Slang. to kill.
n.
6. the act or sound of croaking.
[1325–75; Middle English crouken, probably imitative; compare Old English cræcetian (of a raven) to croak]
croak′y, adj. croak•i•er, croak•i•est.
croak′i•ly, adv.
croak′i•ness, n.

croak


Past participle: croaked
Gerund: croaking

Imperative
croak
croak
Present
I croak
you croak
he/she/it croaks
we croak
you croak
they croak
Preterite
I croaked
you croaked
he/she/it croaked
we croaked
you croaked
they croaked
Present Continuous
I am croaking
you are croaking
he/she/it is croaking
we are croaking
you are croaking
they are croaking
Present Perfect
I have croaked
you have croaked
he/she/it has croaked
we have croaked
you have croaked
they have croaked
Past Continuous
I was croaking
you were croaking
he/she/it was croaking
we were croaking
you were croaking
they were croaking
Past Perfect
I had croaked
you had croaked
he/she/it had croaked
we had croaked
you had croaked
they had croaked
Future
I will croak
you will croak
he/she/it will croak
we will croak
you will croak
they will croak
Future Perfect
I will have croaked
you will have croaked
he/she/it will have croaked
we will have croaked
you will have croaked
they will have croaked
Future Continuous
I will be croaking
you will be croaking
he/she/it will be croaking
we will be croaking
you will be croaking
they will be croaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been croaking
you have been croaking
he/she/it has been croaking
we have been croaking
you have been croaking
they have been croaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been croaking
you will have been croaking
he/she/it will have been croaking
we will have been croaking
you will have been croaking
they will have been croaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been croaking
you had been croaking
he/she/it had been croaking
we had been croaking
you had been croaking
they had been croaking
Conditional
I would croak
you would croak
he/she/it would croak
we would croak
you would croak
they would croak
Past Conditional
I would have croaked
you would have croaked
he/she/it would have croaked
we would have croaked
you would have croaked
they would have croaked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.croak - a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)croak - a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Verb1.croak - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain lifecroak - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
abort - cease development, die, and be aborted; "an aborting fetus"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate - be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
buy it, pip out - be killed or die;
drown - die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake"
predecease - die before; die earlier than; "She predeceased her husband"
conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go - stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
starve, famish - die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
die - suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"
fall - die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
succumb, yield - be fatally overwhelmed
2.croak - utter a hoarse sound, like a raven
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
3.croak - make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

croak

verb
1. grunt, squawk, caw Frogs croaked in the reeds.
2. rasp, gasp, grunt, wheeze, utter or speak harshly, utter or speak huskily, utter or speak throatily Daniel managed to croak, `Help me.'
3. (Slang) die, expire, pass away, perish, buy it (U.S. slang), check out (U.S. slang), kick it (slang), go belly-up (slang), peg out (informal), kick the bucket (informal), buy the farm (U.S. slang), peg it (informal), cark it (Austral. & N.Z. slang), pop your clogs (informal), hop the twig (informal) The old man finally croaked at the age of 92.

croak

verb
Slang. To cease living:
Informal: pop off.
Idioms: bite the dust, breathe one's last, cash in, give up the ghost, go to one's grave, kick the bucket, meet one's end, pass on to the Great Beyond, turn up one's toes.
Translations
نَقيق، نَقْنَقَـهيَنُق، يُنَقْنِق
krákáníkrákatkuňkáníkuňkatskřehotání
kvækkekvækken
korahdellakorahtaakurnuttaaraakkua
brekegbrekegés
kvakkkvakka
karkimaskarktikvarkimaskvarkti
kurkstēšanakurkstēt
regljanjeregljati
gakgaklamakkurbağa/karga sesivak vakvakvaklamak

croak

[krəʊk]
A. N [of raven] → graznido m; [of frog] → croar m, canto m; [of person] → gruñido m
B. VI
1. [raven] → graznar; [frog] → croar, cantar; [person] → carraspear
2. (= die) → estirar la pata, espicharla
C. VT (= say) → decir con voz ronca

croak

[ˈkrəʊk] vi
[frog] → coasser; [raven] → croasser
[person] (when speaking)parler d'une voix rauque
(= die) → claquer

croak

n (of frog)Quaken nt no pl; (of raven, person)Krächzen nt no pl
vi (frog)quaken; (raven, person)krächzen
vt
(person)krächzen
(inf: = die) he croaked iter ist abgekratzt (inf)

croak

[krəʊk]
1. n (of raven) → gracchio; (of frog) → gracidio, gracidare m
2. vi (raven) → gracchiare; (frog) → gracidare; (person) → dire con voce rauca

croak

(krəuk) verb
to utter a low hoarse sound like that of a frog. I could hear the frogs croaking.
noun
such a sound.
References in classic literature ?
If anything should happen, the call will be three croaks of a crow.
I heard ye say once,' she croaks under her breath, 'I heard ye say once, when I was lying where you're lying, and you were making your speculations upon me, "Unintelligible
Everyone seemed rather out of sorts and inclined to croak.
His sister's voice, too, naturally harsh, had, in the course of her sorrowful lifetime, contracted a kind of croak, which, when it once gets into the human throat, is as ineradicable as sin.
When I had stood ten minutes, thinking and imagining, and getting my spirit in tune with the place, and in the right mood to enjoy the supernatural, a raven suddenly uttered a horse croak over my head.
The hungry man repeated, in a rapturous croak, "Magnificent
The lion's roar, the fierce wolf's savage howl, The horrid hissing of the scaly snake, The awesome cries of monsters yet unnamed, The crow's ill-boding croak, the hollow moan Of wild winds wrestling with the restless sea, The wrathful bellow of the vanquished bull, The plaintive sobbing of the widowed dove, The envied owl's sad note, the wail of woe That rises from the dreary choir of Hell, Commingled in one sound, confusing sense, Let all these come to aid my soul's complaint, For pain like mine demands new modes of song.
The peasant made the raven croak again, and said: 'In the second place, he says that there is some roast meat in the tiled stove.
Really it is quite like a croak, and croaking is of course the most musical sound in the world.
Silent, like sorrowing children, the birds have ceased their song, and only the moorhen's plaintive cry and the harsh croak of the corncrake stirs the awed hush around the couch of waters, where the dying day breathes out her last.
She laughed a laugh that was like a prophetic croak.