creaking creaking  /ˈkri kɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a squeaking sound

Usage(s):

  1. For Jagannath is the famous Juggernaut, riding the vast cart beneath whose creaking wheels fanatic worshipers once threw themselves to be crushed to death.
  2. About the only vehicles that drove through its shabby streets, until about five years ago, were the creaking buses that carried the laborers back and forth to work.
  3. A three-day shutdown brings the city's creaking transit system to its knees.

News

  • Mumbai's Endangered Mannequins

    Even the most ardent supporters of Mumbai (and I count myself as one) will admit that the creaking infrastructure of India’s financial capital is fast making the city a tough place to live in. Atrocious traffic jams, potholed roads and water cuts are par for the course. As I tell my friends in other cities, my Bombay ( I stubbornly refer to it by its old name) has become Slumbay.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

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