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creaked, past participle; creaked, past tense; creaks, 3rd person singular present; creaking, present participle;
  1. (of an object, typically a wooden one) Make a harsh, high-pitched sound when being moved or when pressure or weight is applied
    • - the stairs creaked as she went up them
    • - the garden gate creaked open
  2. Show weakness or frailty under strain
    • - stock prices creaked to a mixed finish today
  1. A harsh scraping or squeaking sound
    • - the creak of a floorboard broke the silence

  1. a squeaking sound; "the creak of the floorboards gave him away"
  2. whine: make a high-pitched, screeching noise; "The door creaked when I opened it slowly"; "My car engine makes a whining noise"
  3. (creaky) worn and broken down by hard use; "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"
  4. (creaky) having a rasping or grating sound; "creaky stairs"
  5. (creaky) arthritic: of or pertaining to arthritis; "my creaky old joints"; "rheumy with age and grief"