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intr.v. screaked, screak·ing, screaks
1. To screech; shriek.
2. To creak.
1. A screech; a shriek.
2. A creak.

[Middle English skricken, from Old Norse skrækja.]

screak′y adj.
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screeching or creaking
a screeching or creaking
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We didn't say anything, and so it was very still for a second or so, and there warn't no sounds but the screaking of the woodwork and the chug-chugging of the machinery down below.
It is one of my greatest pleasures." Our railway car jerked forward into a screaking roll and Wilde looked outside.