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Crake \Crake\, n. [Cf. Icel. kr[=a]ka crow, kr[=a]kr raven, Sw. kr[*a]ka, Dan. krage; perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crow.] (Zo["o]l.) Any species or rail of the genera Crex and Porzana; -- so called from its singular cry. See Corncrake.


Crake \Crake\, n. A boast. See Crack, n. [Obs.]


Crake \Crake\ (kr[=a]k), v. t. & i. [See Crack.]

  1. To cry out harshly and loudly, like the bird called crake.

  2. To boast; to speak loudly and boastfully. [Obs.]

    Each man may crake of that which was his own.
    --Mir. for Mag.


n. (alternative case form of crake English)


n. any of several short-billed Old World rails

Crake (surname)

Crake is an English surname. People with this surname include:

  • Francis Crake (1893–1920), a British Army and Royal Irish Constabulary officer.
  • Paul Crake (born 1976), an Australian professional racing cyclist.
  • William Crake (1852–1921), English footballer who played in the 1872 FA Cup Final.

Usage examples of "crake".

He punched in the numbers for the videocam in the lobby: it was Crake, all right, giving him the finger and the grin.

Crake said these bloodfests were probably taking place on a back lot somewhere in California, with a bunch of extras rounded up off the streets.

He’s tired, he wants to sleep, but he’ll have to reassure the Crakers – demonstrate his safe return, explain why he’s been away so long, deliver his message from Crake.

Abraham as in Lincoln: it had amused Crake to name his Crakers after eminent historical figures.

He sat outside whenever the failing autumn weather allowed, listening to crakes snuffling from the ditches and watching the mountain swallows wheeling high in the sky.

The Darling Downs hopping mouse, Chatham Islands swan, Ascension Island flightless crake, at least five types of large turtle, and many others are forever lost to us except as names.

Her inventions were seamless, she was the best poker-faced liar in the world, so there would be a kiss goodbye for stupid Crake, a smile, a wave, a closed door, and the next minute there she would be, with Jimmy.

Crake was very smart – even in the world of HelthWyzer High, with its overstock of borderline geniuses and polymaths, he had no trouble floating at the top of the list.

Crake has equipped these women with ultra-strong vulvas – extra skin layers, extra muscles – so they can sustain these marathons.

They noticed the remains of Crake lying on the ground, but as they had never seen Crake when alive, they believed Snowman when he told them this was a thing of no importance –.