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creaking


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Creak  \Creak\  (kr[=e]k),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Creaked} 
  (kr[=e]kt);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Creaking}.]  [OE.  creken  prob. 
  of  imitative  origin;  cf  E.  crack,  and  D.  krieken  to 
  crackle,  chirp.] 
  To  make  a  prolonged  sharp  grating  or  squeaking  sound,  as  by 
  the  friction  of  hard  substances;  as  shoes  creak. 
 
  The  creaking  locusts  with  my  voice  conspire.  --Dryden. 
 
  Doors  upon  their  hinges  creaked.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Creaking  \Creak"ing\,  n. 
  A  harsh  grating  or  squeaking  sound,  or  the  act  of  making  such 
  a  sound. 
 
  Start  not  at  the  creaking  of  the  door.  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  creaking 
  adj  :  having  a  rasping  or  grating  sound;  "they  were  alerted  by  the 
  creaking  gate";  "creaky  stairs"  [syn:  {creaky},  {screaky}] 
  n  :  a  squeaking  sound;  "the  creak  of  the  floorboards  gave  him 
  away"  [syn:  {creak}] 




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