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Meaning of “croak” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of croak from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /kroʊk/
  • croak verb (MAKE SOUND)

[I/T] (of ​animals) to make ​deepsounds such as a ​frog makes, or as a ​person might make because of a very ​drythroat: [I] Frogs croaked in the ​swamp. [T] He croaked a ​greeting, and we ​realized he could ​hardlytalk.
  • croak verb (DIE)

[I] slang to ​die


 us   /kroʊk/
  • croak noun (SOUND)

[C] a ​deepsound such as the ​sound a ​frog makes, or the one a ​person might make because of a very ​drythroat: His ​sudden croak ​let us ​know that he ​wanted to ​speak.
(Definition of croak from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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