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croak

verb  /kroʊk/ us  

croak verb (MAKE SOUND)

[I/T] (of animals) to make deep sounds such as a frog makes, or as a person might make because of a very dry throat: [I] Frogs croaked in the swamp. [T] He croaked a greeting, and we realized he could hardly talk.

croak verb (DIE)

[I] slang to die

croak

noun  /kroʊk/ us  

croak noun (SOUND)

[C] a deep sound such as the sound a frog makes, or the one a person might make because of a very dry throat: His sudden croak let us know that he wanted to speak.
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