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creak

creak

 
pronunciation:
krik
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: creaked, creaking, creaks
definition: to make, or move with, a grating or squeaking noise, as a chair under the stress of a person's weight.
We heard the old stairs creak as she tried to sneak up to her room.Her bones creak when the weather is cold and damp.The chair creaked when he sat down on it.
synonyms:
grate, rasp, squeak
similar words:
scrape, screech
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to emit a grating or squeaking sound.
He creaked the old door open.
synonyms:
grate
similar words:
rasp, screech, squeak
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a grating or squeaking sound, as of unlubricated machinery parts rubbing against each other.
We heard the creak of the old water pump.
synonyms:
scrape, scratch, squeak
similar words:
grind, groan, rasp, screech
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word creek (a small stream)? In many parts of the US, creak and creek are said in exactly the same way.