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creakverb [I]

 us   /krik/
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]  us   /krik/
The kitchen door has an annoying creak when you close it.
creaky
adjective  us   /ˈkri·ki/
a creaky elevator
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