Croaked
Croak Croak (kr[=o]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Croaked}. (kr[=o]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Croaking}.] [From the primitive of AS. cracettan to croak as a raven; akin to G. kr[aum]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. [1913 Webster]

Loud thunder to its bottom shook the bog, And the hoarse nation croaked. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually. [1913 Webster]

Marat . . . croaks with reasonableness. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]


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