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All my life, I struggled to stretch my mind to the breaking point, until it began to creak, in order to create a great thought which might be able to give a new meaning to life, a new meaning to death, and to console mankind.
Nikos Kazantzakis

Meaning of "creak" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CREAK

Variant of croak, of imitative origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CREAK

creak  [kriːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CREAK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Creak is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb creak in English.

WHAT DOES CREAK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of creak in the English dictionary

The first definition of creak in the dictionary is to make or cause to make a harsh squeaking sound. Other definition of creak is to make such sounds while moving. Creak is also a harsh squeaking sound.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CREAK

PRESENT

Present
I creak
you creak
he/she/it creaks
we creak
you creak
they creak
Present continuous
I am creaking
you are creaking
he/she/it is creaking
we are creaking
you are creaking
they are creaking
Present perfect
I have creaked
you have creaked
he/she/it has creaked
we have creaked
you have creaked
they have creaked
Present perfect continuous
I have been creaking
you have been creaking
he/she/it has been creaking
we have been creaking
you have been creaking
they have been creaking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I creaked
you creaked
he/she/it creaked
we creaked
you creaked
they creaked
Past continuous
I was creaking
you were creaking
he/she/it was creaking
we were creaking
you were creaking
they were creaking
Past perfect
I had creaked
you had creaked
he/she/it had creaked
we had creaked
you had creaked
they had creaked
Past perfect continuous
I had been creaking
you had been creaking
he/she/it had been creaking
we had been creaking
you had been creaking
they had been creaking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will creak
you will creak
he/she/it will creak
we will creak
you will creak
they will creak
Future continuous
I will be creaking
you will be creaking
he/she/it will be creaking
we will be creaking
you will be creaking
they will be creaking
Future perfect
I will have creaked
you will have creaked
he/she/it will have creaked
we will have creaked
you will have creaked
they will have creaked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been creaking
you will have been creaking
he/she/it will have been creaking
we will have been creaking
you will have been creaking
they will have been creaking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would creak
you would creak
he/she/it would creak
we would creak
you would creak
they would creak
Conditional continuous
I would be creaking
you would be creaking
he/she/it would be creaking
we would be creaking
you would be creaking
they would be creaking
Conditional perfect
I would have creak
you would have creak
he/she/it would have creak
we would have creak
you would have creak
they would have creak
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been creaking
you would have been creaking
he/she/it would have been creaking
we would have been creaking
you would have been creaking
they would have been creaking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you creak
we let´s creak
you creak
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to creak
Past participle
creaked
Present Participle
creaking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CREAK


bestreak
bɪˈstriːk
creek
kriːk
ecofreak
ˈiːkəʊˌfriːk
fenugreek
ˈfɛnjʊˌɡriːk
freak
friːk
Greek
ɡriːk
hairstreak
ˈhɛəˌstriːk
lapstreak
ˈlæpˌstriːk
perique
pəˈriːk
phreak
friːk
redstreak
ˈredˌstriːk
reek
riːk
Reg.
riːk
screak
skriːk
shriek
ʃriːk
speedfreak
ˈspiːdˌfriːk
streak
striːk
tughrik
ˈtuːˌɡriːk
tugrik
ˈtuːˌɡriːk
wreak
riːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CREAK

creagh
creakily
creakiness
creakingly
creaky
cream
cream cake
cream cheese
cream cracker
cream jug
cream of tartar
cream of tomato soup
cream puff
cream sauce
cream sherry
cream soda
cream tea
cream teas
cream-coloured
cream-crackered

WORDS THAT END LIKE CREAK

break
career break
city break
coffee break
daybreak
heartbreak
jailbreak
Jesus freak
losing streak
lucky break
lunch break
make or break
make-or-break
mini-break
newsbreak
outbreak
price break
service break
tax break
tie-break

Synonyms and antonyms of creak in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CREAK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «creak» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of creak
grate · grind · groan · rasp · scrape · scratch · screech · squeak · squeal

Translation of «creak» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CREAK

Find out the translation of creak to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of creak from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «creak» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

嘎吱作响
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crujir
570 millions of speakers

English

creak
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चरमराहट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صرير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скрип
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ranger
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কড়্কড়্ শব্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

grincer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berderai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

knarren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

きしる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

삐걱거리다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Creak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cót két
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிளந்துபோய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

करकर अहे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gıcırtı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scricchiolare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Skrzyp
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скрип
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scârțâit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τρίζει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kraak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

knaka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

knirke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of creak

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CREAK»

The term «creak» is regularly used and occupies the 72.058 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CREAK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about creak

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QUOTES WITH «CREAK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word creak.
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Nikos Kazantzakis
All my life, I struggled to stretch my mind to the breaking point, until it began to creak, in order to create a great thought which might be able to give a new meaning to life, a new meaning to death, and to console mankind.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CREAK»

Discover the use of creak in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to creak and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Creak! Said the Bed
In the middle of a dark, stormy night, one child, then another, then a third wake their mother and ask to climb into the bed, but when the last member of the family arrives Papa declares there is no more room.
Phyllis Root, 2010
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Cock-A-Doodle Doo, Creak, Pop-Pop, Moo
Lyrical text and beautiful art celebrate work, play, family, food, and farm life!
Jim Aylesworth, 2013
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Eek! Creak! Snicker, Sneak
Bugbear and Bugaboo are creatures who like to play scary tricks on children, until the night they get scared themselves.
Rhonda Gowler Greene, 2002
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CREAK, THUMP, BONK!
Children prowl about the house at night in search of the origin of scary night noises.
Susan L. Roth, 1995
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The Civil Service Orthography: A Handy Book of English ...
Creak, V. Creek, .«. To make a harsh noise. A bay, a small opening. Creak spell with a, a harsh, discordant noise ; For creek, a bay, two e's that creek employs. EXERCISE. The water in this creek was too shallow for boats. ' Creak, creak, creak ...
E. S. H. Bagnold, 1870
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A letter to the Protestant dissenters of South Creak ... on ...
33. 28. Though I have the satisfaction to find my en. deavors were not altogether lost, in regard to a few individuals, there is one thing in'. re, which, 1 am sorry to say, many of you have to prove, namely, What consistency there is between ...
Luke Kirby, 1813
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Creak: The Last Living Terror Bird
I see "Creak: The Last Living Terror Bird" as a natural marriage between my previous sculpted animal forms and my desire to create movement in real time.
Jeffrey Robert McGee, 2009
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The Civil service orthography, by E.S.H.B.
Creak, v. To make a harsh noise. Creek, s. A bay, a small opening. Creak spell with a, a harsh, discordant noise ; For creek, a bay, two e's that creek employs. EXERCISE. The water in this creek was too shallow for boats. ' Creak, creak, creak ...
E S H. Bagnold, 1870
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Supercontemplations
... break break creak creak creak latch latch latch creak creak CREAK latch latch LATCH latch latch CREAK creak creak latch latch latch creak creak creak snake snake snake patch patch patch snake snake snake PATCH patch patch PATCH ...
John O'Loughlin, 2010
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Reluctant Messiah
Creak-creak- creak. He could make out little Miryam's mat. Creak-creak-creak. Aha – in front of the parents' bed a screen was standing, that mysterious wooden screen whose purpose he had never understood. Creak- creak-creak. Now he ...
Trevor Steele, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CREAK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term creak is used in the context of the following news items.
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Beware snap-back
“After about 10 minutes, one of the spring lines began to rattle and creak, and then suddenly parted,” it added. The lines were five years old. «TradeWinds, Jul 15»
2
10 Fighters Who Worked with Legendary Trainer Emanuel Steward
Born in Bottom Creak, West Virginia, but raised in Detroit, he enjoyed a successful amateur career that included winning a National Golden ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
3
Dig in to decades of recordings, photos and more from folklorist Bill …
And here's the Foster family singing gospel songs in their home in August 1967. You can hear the creak and scrape of chairs on the wood floor. «The Independent Weekly, Jul 15»
4
'Star Wars' Darth Vader adopts a highway in Virginia
WTEN in Blacksburg reports a sign on U.S. highway 460 near the Toms Creak Road Bridge says the highway was adopted by none other than ... «WJLA, Jul 15»
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Fair Share? The Sharing Economy Goes Global
As the cogs of government crank and creak to consider litigation and legislation, the companies themselves seem intent to jack open the legal ... «World Politics Review, Jul 15»
6
EE Harrier Mini budget 4G phone review: Superb value at £99
The slightly curved rear is a good fit for the palm, and it doesn't creak under pressure. You can prise off this panel to reveal microSD and SIM ... «PC Advisor, Jul 15»
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Amarillo area gets yearly total for rainfall in July
"All it takes is a foot or two of floating water to sweep a car off a road and into a ditch or creak,” Kersh said. Kersh said this comes days after ... «ConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVII, Jul 15»
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Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 first impressions
It's made from plastic, feels solid in the hand and doesn't flex or creak. Given the handset's price tag, the fact it doesn't appear to have any ... «Android Authority, Jul 15»
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​Summer outdoor theatre beckons with three chances to enjoy …
There's nothing so romantic as the creak in the moonlight of a chequebook opening." The action centres on miserly widower and gold merchant ... «North Devon Journal, Jul 15»
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Review: BlackBerry Leap
Even if you apply pressure, the phone does not creak. For a 5-inch phone, it is quite hefty at 170 grams. But then, that's fine for a sturdy phone. «ABP Live, Jul 15»

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