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Noun: croaking  krow-king
  1. A harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
    - croak
Verb: croak  krowk
  1. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    "She croaked from cancer";
    - die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm [N. Amer], conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, snuff it, pop one's clogs
     
  2. Utter a hoarse sound, like a raven
    - cronk
     
  3. Make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
    "she croaks when she feels overworked";
    - murmur, mutter, grumble, gnarl, chunter [Brit]

Derived forms: croakings

Type of: change state, complain, emit, kick, kvetch [N. Amer], let loose, let out, moan, plain [archaic], quetch, sound off, turn, utter, utterance, vocalization

Encyclopedia: Croaking

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