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English noun: croak

1. croak (communication) a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)


Synonymscroaking


Broader (hypernym)utterance, vocalization


English verb: croak

1. croak (change) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life


SamplesShe died from cancer.
The children perished in the fire.
The patient went peacefully.
The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102.


Synonymsbuy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)abort, asphyxiate, buy it, drown, fall, famish, pip out, predecease, starve, stifle, succumb, suffocate, yield


Verb groupbreak, break down, conk out, die, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad


Antonymsbe born

2. croak (communication) utter a hoarse sound, like a raven


Synonymscronk


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

3. croak (communication) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath


SamplesShe grumbles when she feels overworked.


Synonymsgnarl, grumble, murmur, mutter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off









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