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Definition of "croak" [croak]

  • A low hoarse sound, as that characteristic of frogs and crows. (noun)
  • To utter in a low hoarse sound. (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To kill. (verb-transitive)
  • To utter a low hoarse sound. (verb-intransitive)
  • To speak with a low hoarse voice. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "croak" in a sentence
  • "Off out for coffee tonight!! hopefully my voice isnt TOO humourous for convo making. * croak croak*"
  • "I guess having a frog for a state amphibian would make sense because with the above noted legislation the economic climate in this state will croak from the increased tax revenues required to pay for Olympia's continued foolishness."
  • "a large company of rooks — & their croak is always in unison with mine."