Croak v. i. [imp. & p. p. Croaked. (krōkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Croaking.]
1. To make a low, hoarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a raven, or a crow; hence, to make any hoarse, dismal sound.
Loud thunder to its bottom shook the bog,
And the hoarse nation croaked. --Pope.
2. To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually.
Marat . . . croaks with reasonableness. --Carlyle.
Croak, v. t. To utter in a low, hoarse voice; to announce by croaking; to forebode; as, to croak disaster.
The raven himself is hoarse,
That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan. --Shak.
Two ravens now began to croak
Their nuptial song. --Wordsworth.
Croak, n. The coarse, harsh sound uttered by a frog or a raven, or a like sound.
n : a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog) [syn: croaking]
v 1: die; "The old man finally kicked the bucket" [syn: kick the
bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk,
give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, snuff
2: utter a hoarse sound, like a raven [syn: cronk]
3: make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she
grumbles when she feels overworked" [syn: murmur, mutter,