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screak

[skreek]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to screech.
  2. to creak.
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noun
  1. a screech.
  2. a creak.
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Origin of screak

1490–1500; < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian skrike, Danish skrige; cognate with Old Norse skrækja to screech; see screech
Related formsscreak·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for screak

Historical Examples

  • Behold, I will screak under you as a wain screaketh that is laden with hay.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version

    Various

  • The death howl began to catch its measure by the boom and screak of these two instruments.

    Dust of the Desert

    Robert Welles Ritchie


British Dictionary definitions for screak

screak

verb
  1. (intr) to screech or creak
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noun
  1. a screech or creak
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Derived Formsscreaky, adjective

Word Origin

C16: from Old Norse skrækja. See screech 1, shriek
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