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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: From the sound

croak

1 verb
     
Related topics: Colours and Sounds
croak1
1 [intransitive]C to make a deep low sound like the sound a frog makes
2 [intransitive and transitive] to speak in a low rough voice, as if you have a sore throat:
'Help!' she croaked, her throat dry with fear.
3 [intransitive] informal to die

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