Etymology
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creak (v.)

early 14c., creken, "utter a harsh cry," of imitative origin. Compare Old English cræccettan "to croak." Used from 1580s of the sound made by rusty gate hinges, wooden floorboards, and aged bones. Related: Creaked; creaking. As a noun, from c. 1600, "a sharp, harsh, grating sound."

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Definitions of creak
1
creak (v.)
make a high-pitched, screeching noise;
The door creaked when I opened it slowly
Synonyms: whine / squeak / screech / screak / skreak
2
creak (n.)
a squeaking sound;
the creak of the floorboards gave him away
Synonyms: creaking
From wordnet.princeton.edu