Definitions for croakkroʊk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to utter a low-pitched, harsh cry, as the sound of a frog or a raven.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  2. to speak with a low, rasping voice.

  3. Slang. to die.

    Category: Status (usage)

  4. (v.t.)to utter by croaking.

  5. Slang. to kill.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. (n.)the act or sound of croaking.

Origin of croak:

1325–75; ME crouken, prob. imit.; cf. OE cræcetian (of a raven) to croak


Princeton's WordNet

  1. croak, croaking(verb)

    a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)

  2. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it(verb)

    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

    "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

  3. croak, cronk(verb)

    utter a hoarse sound, like a raven

  4. murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl(verb)

    make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

    "she grumbles when she feels overworked"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. croak(verb)ʊk

    (of a frog) to make a sound

    ***frogs croaking in the pond; a loud croak


  1. croak(Noun)

    A faint, harsh sound made in the throat.

  2. croak(Noun)

    The cry of a frog or toad. (see also ribbit)

  3. croak(Verb)

    To make a croak.

  4. croak(Verb)

    Of a frog, to make its cry.

  5. croak(Verb)

    To die.

  6. croak(Verb)

    Of a raven, to make its cry.

  7. croak(Verb)

    To kill someone or something.

    He'd seen my face, so I had to croak him.

  8. Origin: croken, back-formation from cracettan, cræccettan, from krāk- (compare Swedish kråka, German krächzen), from greh₂-k- (compare Latin graculus ‘jackdaw’, Serbo-Croatian ).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Croak(verb)

    to make a low, hoarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a raven, or a crow; hence, to make any hoarse, dismal sound

  2. Croak(verb)

    to complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually

  3. Croak(verb)

    to utter in a low, hoarse voice; to announce by croaking; to forebode; as, to croak disaster

  4. Croak(noun)

    the coarse, harsh sound uttered by a frog or a raven, or a like sound

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such a sound.

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