Creaked
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. [1913 Webster]

The creaking locusts with my voice conspire. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Doors upon their hinges creaked. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


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