- 1[intransitive] to make a rough low sound, like the sound a frog makes A frog croaked by the water.
- 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[intransitive] (slang) to die She married a millionaire just about to croak.
NAmE//kroʊk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they croak
he / she / it croaks
past simple croaked
-ing form croaking