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croak

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Colours & sounds
croakcroak1 /krəʊk $ kroʊk/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive]C to make a deep low sound like the sound a frog makes2 [intransitive, transitive]SAY to speak in a low rough voice, as if you have a sore throat 🔊 ‘Help!’ she croaked, her throat dry with fear.3 [intransitive] informalDIE to die
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Examples from the Corpus
croak"I don't feel very well, " he croaked.The man croaked a few hardly comprehensible syllables.He was not croaking, and he was not going to croak.Mitchell croaked, breaking out from his severe daze.He would croak if he opened his mouth, so he kept it shut.They scrambled to retrieve them, croaking out blessings and thanks.I do not know why Miller should have croaked out such a name.She felt entirely responsible for the accident although Berg croaked that it was all his own fault.I croaked, wanting to say something, anything, to delay heavenly retribution.
Related topics: Colours & sounds
croakcroak2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 the sound that a frog makes2 CLOW SOUND OR VOICEa low rough sound made in a person’s or animal’s throat 🔊 The words came out as a dry croak.croaky adjective
Examples from the Corpus
croakBut nothing emerged, not even a croak.Winded, Tabitha gasped, a horrible gagging croak.The spinach was in her mouth when a terrible sound came from her throat the gaping croak of nausea.They chase and frolic, tarry, turn loops; they make croaks, high cries, and rattling sounds.His voice was hoarse as a raven's croak.
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Verb table
croak
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycroak
he, she, itcroaks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycroaked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave croaked
he, she, ithas croaked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad croaked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill croak
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have croaked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam croaking
he, she, itis croaking
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you, we, theyare croaking
Past
I, he, she, itwas croaking
you, we, theywere croaking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been croaking
he, she, ithas been croaking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been croaking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be croaking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been croaking
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