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croak


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Croak  \Croak\  (kr?k),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Croaked}.  (kr?kt);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Croaking}.]  [From  the  primitive  of  AS 
  cracettan  to  croak  as  a  raven;  akin  to  G.  kr?chzen  to  croak, 
  and  to  E.  creak,  crake.] 
  1.  To  make  a  low  hoarse  noise  in  the  throat,  as  a  frog,  a 
  raven,  or  a  crow;  hence  to  make  any  hoarse,  dismal  sound. 
 
  Loud  thunder  to  its  bottom  shook  the  bog,  And  the 
  hoarse  nation  croaked.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  complain;  especially,  to  grumble;  to  forebode  evil;  to 
  utter  complaints  or  forebodings  habitually. 
 
  Marat  .  .  .  croaks  with  reasonableness.  --Carlyle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Croak  \Croak\,  v.  t. 
  To  utter  in  a  low  hoarse  voice;  to  announce  by  croaking;  to 
  forebode;  as  to  croak  disaster. 
 
  The  raven  himself  is  hoarse,  That  croaks  the  fatal 
  entrance  of  Duncan.  --Shak. 
 
  Two  ravens  now  began  to  croak  Their  nuptial  song. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Croak  \Croak\,  n. 
  The  coarse,  harsh  sound  uttered  by  a  frog  or  a  raven,  or  a 
  like  sound. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  croak 
  n  :  a  harsh  hoarse  utterance  (as  of  a  frog)  [syn:  {croaking}] 
  v  1:  die  (colloquial);  "The  old  man  finally  kicked  the  bucket" 
  [syn:  {kick  the  bucket},  {buy  the  farm},  {conk},  {drop 
  dead},  {pop  off},  {choke},  {snuff  it},  {die  suddenly},  {die 
  unexpectedly}] 
  2:  utter  a  hoarse  sound,  like  a  raven  [syn:  {cronk}] 
  3:  complain  quietly  [syn:  {murmur},  {mutter},  {grumble},  {gnarl}] 




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