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verb as in grind, grate with high noise

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The creaks at night and the shifting shadows along the bedroom wall intimate to a young person’s mind that the external world is uncontrollable.

An iceberg splits with the same yawning creak as a tree beginning its fall to earth.

You could hear the buildings creak and groan as they shook in their foundations.

Garnache took the proffered chair, and sank down with creak and jingle to warm himself at the fire.

And this time Mrs. Armine noticed that the basket chair did not creak beneath his movement.

A gentle breath from heaven makes the basket decline a little and the ropes creak against the hardwood clinch blocks.

Joe agreed; the anchor was lost, and the men prepared for the first creak that would show that the tide was coming.

But her ears magnified a thousandfold each crackling of a log and each creak of the floor sent expectant shivers along her spine.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to creak, such as: groan, screech, squeak, chirr, crepitate, and rasp.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.