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Topic: COLOURS AND SOUNDS

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: From the sound

creak

verb
     
creak [intransitive]
C if something such as a door, wooden floor, old bed, or stair creaks, it makes a long high noise when someone opens it, walks on it, sits on it etc:
The floorboards creaked as she walked across the room.
The door creaked open.
creak noun [countable]
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