Definition of 'creak'
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Example sentences containing 'creak'
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He became aware of a creaking sound. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And why adopt a format that is already beginning to creak with age? Times, Sunday Times (2009)There are creaking floorboards and views across the quad. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We are already seeing the signs of the system creaking at the seams. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The doors now creak at low speeds over bumpy roads. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And this comes on top of a system already creaking. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The display has a domestic character and the floorboards creak slightly. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Now the capital has eight million inhabitants and the sewers are creaking at the seams. The Sun (2013)In parts of the country the system is creaking at the seams. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Officials said that it would improve efficiency and transparency as well as easing the burden on an already creaking legal system. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The lifeboat is already creaking at the seams and likely to have to mount many more rescues as company failures rise. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The old knees were creaking a bit come Tuesday morning. The Sun (2013)At length, we return inside and he bars the creaking door before retiring to his sanctum. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The floorboards creak in all the right places, too. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The social care system was already creaking, it is now in danger of collapsing altogether. The Sun (2013)We heard the floorboards creaking in our room and my husband ran upstairs and caught his dad with his hand in my underwear drawer. The Sun (2014)That creaking sound you hear? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The economy is already creaking as companies defer investment and hiring and economists say a vote for Brexit could make things a lot worse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My heart thumped as I suddenly heard the outside screen door slowly creak open. Christianity Today (2000)We'd lie awake at night, listening to the sound of the creaking bed frame straining underneath us. The Sun (2016)You'll see manuscript letters, her writing table and the creaking door that leads to the room where she wrote. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If this sheath becomes inflamed, the tendon can no longer move within it and the wrist becomes painful, creaking like old leather when it is moved. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She merely lowered her head and trudged away, feeling eyes on the back of her head, listening to the sound of creaking wheels slowly diminish behind her. A Plague of Angels (1993)
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Translations for 'creak'
British English: creak VERB
If something creaks, it makes a short, high-pitched sound when it moves.
The bed-springs creaked.
Definition of creak from the Collins English Dictionary
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