AskDefine | Define croak

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croak n : a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog) [syn: croaking]


1 die; "The old man finally kicked the bucket" [syn: kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, snuff it]
2 utter a hoarse sound, like a raven [syn: cronk]
3 make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked" [syn: murmur, mutter, grumble, gnarl]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A faint, harsh sound made in the throat.
  2. The cry of a frog or toad.



  1. To make a croak.
  2. Of a frog, to make its cry.
  3. To die.
  4. Of a raven, to make its cry.
  5. transitive slang To kill someone or something.
    He seen my face, so I had to croak him.


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