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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A scraping or squeaking sound.

Usage examples (35)
  • There was an odd creak coming from the right rear wheel of the cart.
  • The creak of the floorboards gave him away
  • This is another creak from the failing superstructure of civil life.
  • As far as Iraq was concerned, the containment policy was beginning to "creak". for more
Tutoring comment
  • We always heard a strange "creak" (unpleasant squeaking sound) coming from the house near the "creek" (a small stream).
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