- to make a sharp, harsh, grating, or squeaking sound.
- to move with creaking.
- to cause to creak.
- a creaking sound.
Origin of creak
Examples from the Web for creaks
In The Paying Guests, the house, which creaks and stands so still and yet so freighted, is almost a character in itself.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance
September 30, 2014
“I live in a house that creaks, and when I am asleep and hear that groan, it reminds me that I am back in the mine,” said Avalos.Chilean Miners Fight Their Demons
October 10, 2011
Creaks and cracks and rustlings mysterious and unexplainable.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
This cottage rattles and creaks, and when the wind blows, it comes in through every chink.Heidi
A thing that creaks is not standing still and gathering mildew.When Winter Comes to Main Street
Grant Martin Overton
It is hanging on the sands—how it creaks and sways in the wind!The Light of Scarthey
We had heard lots of creaks already, but somehow this one startled us both.Reginald Cruden
Talbot Baines Reed
- to make or cause to make a harsh squeaking sound
- (intr) to make such sounds while movingthe old car creaked along
- a harsh squeaking sound
Word Origin and History for creaks
early 14c., "utter a harsh cry," of imitative origin. Used of the sound made by a rusty gate hinge, etc., from 1580s. Related: Creaked; creaking. As a noun, from c.1600.