[ skreek ]
/ skrik /
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verb (used without object)
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Origin of screak
1490–1500; <Scandinavian; compare Norwegian skrike,Danish skrige; cognate with Old Norse skrækja to screech; see screech
OTHER WORDS FROM screakscreaky, adjective
Words nearby screak
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British Dictionary definitions for screak
/ (skriːk) dialect, mainly US /
(intr) to screech or creak
a screech or creak
Derived forms of screakscreaky, adjective
Word Origin for screak
C16: from Old Norse skrækja. See screech 1, shriek
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