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Definition of CROAK

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Croak \Croak\, v. t.
     To utter in a low, hoarse voice; to announce by croaking; to forebode; as, to croak disaster. [1913 Webster]

           The raven himself is hoarse,
           That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

           Two ravens now began to croak
           Their nuptial song.                      --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Croak \Croak\, n.
     The coarse, harsh sound uttered by a frog or a raven, or a like sound. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Croak \Croak\ (kr[=o]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Croaked}. (kr[=o]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Croaking}.] [From the primitive of AS. cracettan to croak as a raven; akin to G. kr[aum]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. [1913 Webster]

              Loud thunder to its bottom shook the bog, And the hoarse nation croaked.        --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     2. To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually. [1913 Webster]

              Marat . . . croaks with reasonableness. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

186 Moby Thesaurus words for "croak":
     air a grievance, aphonia, apprehend, artificial voice, beef, belch, bellyache, bitch, blare, blast, blat, blot out, bode, bray, broken speech, broken tones, broken voice, bump off, burr, buy it, buzz, cackle, call, carol, cash in, caw, chatter, check in, check out, cheep, childish treble, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, choked voice, chuck, clack, clamor, clang, clangor, clank, clash, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, complain, conk, coo, crab, cracked voice, craunch, cronk, crow, crump, crunch, cuckoo, die, do in, drawl, drop off, drum, dysarthria, dyslalia, dyslogia, dysphasia, dysphonia, dysphrasia, erase, expire, falsetto, fix, forebode, forewarn, fret, fret and fume, fuss, gabble, gaggle, get, give the business, go west, gobble, grind, gripe, groan, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grunt, guggle, gun down, harshness, have a premonition, have a presentiment, have it, hawking voice, hiss, hit, hoarseness, holler, honk, hoo, hoot, howl, ice, idioglossia, idiolalia, impairment of speech, jangle, jar, kick, kick in, kick off, kick the bucket, knock off, lay out, lisp, lisping, lodge a complaint, look black, loss of voice, lower, menace, mince, murmur, mutter, muzzy speech, nasal tone, nasalization, off, pass, pass away, pass out, peep, peg out, pip, pipe, pipe off, polish off, pop off, portend, preapprehend, quack, quarrel, quaver, raise a howl, rasp, register a complaint, roll, rub out, scold, scranch, scrape, scratch, scrunch, settle, shake, shove off, sibilation, sing, snarl, snore, speech defect, speech impediment, squawk, step off, take care of, take on, talk incoherently, threaten, tremor, trill, twang, tweet, twit, twitter, warble, warn, waste, whistle, wipe out, yap, yelp, zap


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