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Croak (kr&ō;k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Croaked. (kr&ō;kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Croaking.] [From the primitive of AS. cracettan to croak as a raven; akin to G. kr&ä;chzen to croak, and to E. creak, crake.] 1. To make a low, hoarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a raven, or a crow; hence, to make any hoarse, dismal sound.
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Loud thunder to its bottom shook the bog,
And the hoarse nation croaked.
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2. To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually.
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Marat . . . croaks with reasonableness. Carlyle.
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Croak, v. t. To utter in a low, hoarse voice; to announce by croaking; to forebode; as, to croak disaster.
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The raven himself is hoarse,
That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan.
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Two ravens now began to croak
Their nuptial song.
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Croak, n. The coarse, harsh sound uttered by a frog or a raven, or a like sound.
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