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screak

[ skreek ]
/ skrik /
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verb (used without object)

to screech.
to creak.

noun

a screech.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM screak

screaky, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for screak

screak
/ (skriːk) dialect, mainly US /

verb

(intr) to screech or creak

noun

a screech or creak

Derived forms of screak

screaky, adjective

Word Origin for screak

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