croak croak  /ˈkroʊk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
  2. (v) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  3. (v) utter a hoarse sound, like a raven
  4. (v) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

Usage(s):

  1. They oink, turn from green to pink and croak.
  2. So they croak and whisper in broken sentences mainly about the families they do not expect to see again.
  3. Somebody pretty much has to croak before the benefits kick in -- and yet the rates keep going up, for lousier and lousier coverage.

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Quotes

  1. "These bastards have been waiting for him to croak so they can unload" the books, Imus said on the air, according to the lawsuit.
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Don Imus Source: Forbes

  2. "Just like any artist in America, she has a backing track that she pushes so you don't have to hear her croak through a song on national television," Joe Simpson told Ryan Seacrest on Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM. "No one wants to hear...
    on Oct 25, 2004 By: Joe Simpson Source: MSNBC

  3. Discussing her comeback scenes, Ford told Hello: "I was really nervous at first. I had this noise in my throat like a croak because my mouth was really dry. The sound guy was like, 'I can hear that'. It was really loud."
    on Jan 25, 2010 By: Kate Ford Source: Digital Spy

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