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Meaning of CROAK

Pronunciation:  krowk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
  2. [v]  die (colloquial); "The old man finally kicked the bucket"
  3. [v]  complain quietly
  4. [v]  utter a hoarse sound, like a raven

CROAK is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: buy the farm, choke, conk, croaking, cronk, drop dead, gnarl, grumble, kick the bucket, murmur, mutter, pop off, snuff it
 See Also: complain, decease, die, emit, exit, expire, go, kick, kvetch, let loose, let out, pass, pass away, perish, plain, quetch, sound off, utter, utterance, vocalization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Croak\ (kr?k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Croaked}. (kr?kt); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Croaking}.] [From the primitive of AS.
    cracettan to croak as a raven; akin to G. kr?chzen to croak,
    and to E. creak, crake.]
    1. To make a low, hoarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a
       raven, or a crow; hence, to make any hoarse, dismal sound.
             Loud thunder to its bottom shook the bog, And the
             hoarse nation croaked.                --Pope.
    2. To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to
       utter complaints or forebodings habitually.
             Marat . . . croaks with reasonableness. --Carlyle.
  2. \Croak\, v. t.
    To utter in a low, hoarse voice; to announce by croaking; to
    forebode; as, to croak disaster.
          The raven himself is hoarse, That croaks the fatal
          entrance of Duncan.                      --Shak.
          Two ravens now began to croak Their nuptial song.
  3. \Croak\, n.
    The coarse, harsh sound uttered by a frog or a raven, or a
    like sound.
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