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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.
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It was a fairly rocky start to begin with, because to begin with I sort of had a croaky note but that was because I had a cold.
And her St Helens home is crammed to the rafters with all things green and croaky.
Winehouse, who won an Ivor Novello award, apologised to the crowd for sounding croaky.
I rang him yesterday morning and he was really croaky," said manager Brian Havelock.
A pensioner with a comb-over and a croaky voice is wanted by police.
Redbone applies his croaky Crosby crooning charm to a well-chosen selection of Tin Pan Alley tunes, most of them little-known to anybody under the age of 70.
CROAKY Sharon Corr has lost her voice ahead of this week's first The Voice Of Ireland final.
AND whooped till I was croaky with Mags Barksby (above) while watching Mickey and his friends on ice at the big arena.
He said how pleased he was to be there, then paused and added - in what was not much more than a warm but slightly croaky whisper - 'it's a great game'.
Meltham GSS producer Helen Bamforth said: "Paul was a bit croaky but he managed on the Thursday night.
Despite being a bit croaky, he still managed to put on a fantastic show with soul legends such as Eddie Holman, Billy Paul, James Ingram and Peabo Bryson who sang two of his Grammy award-winning hits.
HIS silky singing voice has become croaky, and his once-divine guitar licks are on the wane.
His voice has only just mellowed and deepened enough to do the tribute justice, but through Bland hits I Wouldn't Treat A Dog and Cry Cry Cry, it was unmistakably the same unique, croaky bloke from Manchester.
It's like normal flu - swollen glands, sore throat, croaky voice, and feeling like you've been hit by a train - but this flu only affects freshers.