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Noun: croak  krowk
  1. A harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
    - croaking
Verb: croak  krowk
  1. [informal] Cease to live; lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    "She croaked from cancer";
    - die, decease [archaic], perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket [informal], cash in one's chips [informal], buy the farm [N. Amer, informal], conk [informal], give-up the ghost [informal], drop dead, pop off [informal], choke, snuff it [informal], flatline [informal], pop one's clogs [informal]
  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: croaked, croaks, croaking

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: Croak