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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.

The creaking locusts with my voice conspire.

Doors upon their hinges creaked.


vb. (en-past of: creak)

Usage examples of "creaked".

The futchels creaked and squealed as the vehicle swung round another corner, tipping on to two wheels and hurling gobbets of mud into the osiers blurring past on both sides.

The walls creaked occasionally and made chiming noises, but they held.

Damned heavy, but the thing creaked and my corner rose several inches.

Another bar creaked out of the wall and tapped Rincewind on the shoulder.

They were lined with wizards, and the central space was a column of octarine light that creaked loudly as they poured their power into it.

I had creaked open Vigenère's Traicté and was stumbling through passages of archaic French, trying to make sense of the long columns and tables of letters that filled page after page.

It stood halfway along the carriageway, on the north side of a small drawbridge whose wooden-cogged wheels creaked and ground together six times a day.

I had pulled the window-curtain and closed my eyes, but as the coach creaked about me I found myself thinking of the dozens of alchemical works at Pontifex Hall, along with its well-stocked laboratory, and I wondered if Alethea's father, a devout Protestant, had been a Rosicrucian too.

It bore the same legend as the one leading to the bell-tower, 'Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum', and creaked open on to a set of steps equally shallow and narrow.

Then a board creaked piteously and the first of them stepped into the chamber.

I shuffled across the floor and obediently creaked into one of the chairs.

It creaked open another inch, then I felt a breeze and heard more frantic chiming: not spurs, as I thought at first, but the vials and cuvettes on their shelves in the laboratory.

He was not at all sure what they were, but little details like the way something creaked when she moved twanged bits of the Senior Wrangler as well.

It creaked under his weight, and gave way when he was a few feet from the cellar floor, dropping him on to the stones.

Behind the wall, the rock groaned and creaked, expelling these alien things in what, Rincewind thought, was a geological chunder.