croak


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croak

1. in. to die; to expire; to succumb. The parrot croaked before I got it home.
2. tv. to kill someone or something. The car croaked the cat just like that.
References in classic literature ?
When they give themselves out as wise, then do their petty sayings and truths chill me: in their wisdom there is often an odour as if it came from the swamp; and verily, I have even heard the frog croak in it!
But so it is the same thing that all the frogs croak before a storm.
Why, Saxon, d'ye know, some of 'em believe if she was to get mad at 'em, or didn't like their mugs, or anything, that all she's got to do is look at 'em an' they'll curl up their toes an' croak.
The raven gave a short, comfortable, confidential kind of croak;--a most expressive croak, which seemed to say, 'You needn't let these fellows into our secrets.
The commanding croak of the North American bullfrog is broadcast mostly through its ears, says Alejandro P.
Stop your kids' pocket money, confiscate their mobile phone, do anything to get this off air It's time for the crazy frog to croak
With luck they'll scoff the GM crops before we can and if they croak then we'll all be happy.
THE economy is about to croak and Enda Kenny wants to lead Giovanni Trapattoni by the hand up Croagh Patrick.
Aficionados are thrilled by the male frogs' distinctive musical croak, which they use to entice females out of hiding.
All those interviews on Andy Murray's chances against Rafael Nadal reduced poor old Timbo to a croak, and fellow pundit John McEnroe milked Henman's discomfort like a dairy maid.
He's of nominal aid to crestfallen Kermit (who once almost attained the same iconic status as Jimmy Stewart), demonstrating what life would be like had the frog never lived to croak (Miss Piggy is resigned to a life running a psychic phone line).
The 58-year-old professor of psychology, said: "I would like to see the planet from the outside before I croak.
How sweet was it to hear the starter croak into the mike, ``Fore everyone, Tiger Woods now driving,'' when the leader stepped up to the first tee.
And her huge appeal at the box office could just turn it into a croak of gold.
It was almost a gulp, croak or some kind of combination of both.