English noun: croak
|1.||croak (communication) a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)|
|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|
|Samples||She died from cancer.|
The children perished in the fire.
The patient went peacefully.
The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102.
|Synonyms||buy 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 use||Somebody ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||change state, turn|
|Narrower (hyponym)||abort, asphyxiate, buy it, drown, fall, famish, pip out, predecease, starve, stifle, succumb, suffocate, yield|
|Verb group||break, break down, conk out, die, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad|
|2.||croak (communication) utter a hoarse sound, like a raven|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||emit, let loose, let out, utter|
|3.||croak (communication) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath|
|Samples||She grumbles when she feels overworked.|
|Synonyms||gnarl, grumble, murmur, mutter|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
|Broader (hypernym)||complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off|