Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “creak”

See all translations

creak

verb [I]  /krik/ us  
to make a high noise, usually caused by a stiff material such as wood or metal that is made to move slightly: The old floorboards creaked when I walked across the floor. He heard a prison cell door creak open and slam shut.
creak
noun [C]  /krik/ us  
The kitchen door has an annoying creak when you close it.
creaky
adjective  /ˈkri·ki/ us  
a creaky elevator
Translations of “creak”
in Korean 삐걱거리다…
in Arabic يُصْدِر صَريرًا…
in French grincer…
in Turkish gıcırdamak, gıcırtı sesi çıkarmak…
in Italian cigolare…
in Chinese (Traditional) (門、地板等)嘎吱作響…
in Russian скрипеть…
in Polish skrzypieć…
in Spanish crujir, chirriar, rechinar…
in Portuguese ranger…
in German knarren…
in Catalan cruixir, grinyolar…
in Japanese ~がキーキー音をたてる…
in Chinese (Simplified) (门、地板等)嘎吱作响…
(Definition of creak from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of creak?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “creak” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More