- 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. Word Origin Middle English (as a verb): imitative.
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//