creak Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"creak" in British English

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creakverb [I]

uk   us   /kriːk/
When a ​door, ​floorboard, etc. creaks, it makes a ​longlowsound when it ​moves or is ​moved: The ​door creaked on ​itshinges. I ​heard the ​floorboards creak as he ​creptcloser.

creaknoun [C]

uk   us   /kriːk/
a ​noise made when something creaks: I ​heard a creak on the ​stairs.
(Definition of creak from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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creakverb [I]

 us   /krik/
to make a high ​noise, usually caused by a ​stiffmaterial such as ​wood or ​metal that is made to move ​slightly: The ​oldfloorboards creaked when I ​walkedacross the ​floor. He ​heard a ​prisoncelldoor creak ​open and ​slamshut.
creak
noun [C]  us   /krik/
The ​kitchendoor has an ​annoying creak when you ​close it.
creaky
adjective  us   /ˈkri·ki/
a creaky ​elevator
(Definition of creak from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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