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Screak \Screak\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Screaked; p. pr. & vb. n. Screaking.] [Cf. Icel. skr[ae]kja to screech. Cf. Creak, v., Screech.] To utter suddenly a sharp, shrill sound; to screech; to creak, as a door or wheel.


Screak \Screak\, n. A creaking; a screech; a shriek.
--Bp. Bull.


n. shriek; screech vb. shriek; screech

  1. v. make a high-pitched, screeching noise; "The door creaked when I opened it slowly" [syn: squeak, screech, creak, skreak]

  2. utter a harsh abrupt scream [syn: squawk, skreak, skreigh, screech]

Usage examples of "screak".

There seemed to be a scanty supply of oil provided for the locomotives, but the cars had to run with unlubricated axles, and the screaking and groaning of the grinding journals in the dry boxes was sometimes almost deafening, especially when we were going around a curve.

They walk together in silence while behind them a freight train chuffs and screaks through the crossing.

Screeching, churring, whistling, screaking, shrilling, cricking, they hurtled down out of the stars.

Steel screaked a protest as the flail's chain wrapped around and around the harder sword blade.

She was more alarmed by the sound of the roots screaking along the hull, but Tom seemed unconcerned.