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Definition of croak verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    croak

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//krəʊk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kroʊk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they croak
    BrE BrE//krəʊk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kroʊk//
     
    he / she / it croaks
    BrE BrE//krəʊks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kroʊks//
     
    past simple croaked
    BrE BrE//krəʊkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kroʊkt//
     
    past participle croaked
    BrE BrE//krəʊkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kroʊkt//
     
    -ing form croaking
    BrE BrE//ˈkrəʊkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkroʊkɪŋ//
     
     
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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.
  4. Word Origin Middle English (as a verb): imitative.
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