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Definition of croak verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they croak
    he / she / it croaks
    past simple croaked
    -ing form croaking
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  1. 1[intransitive] to make a rough low sound, like the sound a frog makes A frog croaked by the water.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to speak or say something with a rough low voice I had a sore throat and could only croak. croak something He managed to croak a greeting. + speech “I'm fine,” she croaked.
  3. 3[intransitive] (slang) to die She married a millionaire just about to croak.
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