creak vs creek

creak creek

Definitions

  • 1) The sound produced by anything that creaks; a creaking.
  • 2) A grating or squeaking sound.
  • 3) A sharp, harsh, grating sound, as that produced by the friction of hard substances.
  • 4) A dialectal variant of crake.
  • 5) transitive To produce a creaking sound with.
  • 6) intransitive To make a prolonged sharp grating or squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances.
  • 7) To make a sharp, harsh, grating, or squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances: as, the gate creaks on its hinges; creaking shoes.
  • 8) To cause to make a sharp, harsh, grating, or squeaking sound.
  • 9) To make a grating or squeaking sound.
  • 10) To move with a creaking sound.
  • 11) To make a prolonged sharp grating or squeaking sound, as by the friction of hard substances.
  • 12) To produce a creaking sound with.

Definitions

  • 1) Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
  • 2) Any turn or winding.
  • 3) UK, India A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river.
  • 4) A channel or stream running through a salt marsh.
  • 5) A small stream, often a shallow or intermittent tributary to a river.
  • 6) Chiefly British A small inlet in a shoreline, extending farther inland than a cove.
  • 7) A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river.
  • 8) A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.
  • 9) a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
  • 10) any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma
  • 11) A small seaboard town of insufficient importance to have a customs-station of its own.
  • 12) Hence A device; an artifice; a trick.
  • 13) A small inlet, bay, or cove; a recess in the shore of the sea or of a river, or of any considerable body of water.
  • 14) A turn or winding.
  • 15) An obsolete spelling of creak.
  • 16) A small stream; a brook; a rivulet. See crick.
  • 17) To twist and wind; form a creek.
  • 18) (up the creek (without a paddle)) In a difficult, unfortunate, or inextricable position.

Examples

  • 1) He became aware of a creaking sound.
  • 2) And why adopt a format that is already beginning to creak with age?
  • 3) There are creaking floorboards and views across the quad.
  • 4) We are already seeing the signs of the system creaking at the seams.
  • 5) The doors now creak at low speeds over bumpy roads.
  • 6) And this comes on top of a system already creaking.
  • 7) The display has a domestic character and the floorboards creak slightly.
  • 8) Now the capital has eight million inhabitants and the sewers are creaking at the seams.
  • 9) In parts of the country the system is creaking at the seams.
  • 10) Officials said that it would improve efficiency and transparency as well as easing the burden on an already creaking legal system.
  • 11) The lifeboat is already creaking at the seams and likely to have to mount many more rescues as company failures rise.
  • 12) The old knees were creaking a bit come Tuesday morning.
  • 13) At length, we return inside and he bars the creaking door before retiring to his sanctum.
  • 14) The floorboards creak in all the right places, too.
  • 15) The social care system was already creaking, it is now in danger of collapsing altogether.
  • 16) We heard the floorboards creaking in our room and my husband ran upstairs and caught his dad with his hand in my underwear drawer.
  • 17) That creaking sound you hear?
  • 18) My heart thumped as I suddenly heard the outside screen door slowly creak open.
  • 19) We'd lie awake at night, listening to the sound of the creaking bed frame straining underneath us.
  • 20) You'll see manuscript letters, her writing table and the creaking door that leads to the room where she wrote.
  • 21) If this sheath becomes inflamed, the tendon can no longer move within it and the wrist becomes painful, creaking like old leather when it is moved.
  • 22) She merely lowered her head and trudged away, feeling eyes on the back of her head, listening to the sound of creaking wheels slowly diminish behind her.
  • 23) Just then they heard a grating creak, followed by _creak, creak_, all round the Gardens.
  • 24) This is another creak from the failing superstructure of civil life.
  • 25) Instead of letting my writer’s imagination run wild when there’s a horrible creak from the depths of the house, I can just say to myself “cat” and not worry about.
  • 26) It’s pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship.
  • 27) A different kind of creak came from further away, in the other attic, and he twitched again, jerking so that the blanket rubbed against his chin.
  • 28) It has a most agreeable leathery smell, and a gentle creak which is very pleasant.
  • 29) A set of callipers is your friend, and if it's more of a 'creak' with a 'crack' I'd suspect bottom bracket
  • 30) I tested Lubrikit on a Paul Reed Smith SC245 where I have always noticed that "creak", or "jump", on 2 strings, regardless of the brand of strings, how old or new they are, and whether or not I'm using coated or standard strings.
  • 31) One disappointing thing that I found with the iPAQ 3835 was that when I applied Julie's much celebrated "creak" test to my unit, it failed.
  • 32) ‘Beneath her, the wooden floors creaked and her shoes sounded softly in the silence.’
  • 33) ‘I heard the gates creak open and felt a slight shove to move forward.’
  • 34) ‘I'm caught unawares as the wooden door creaks open, and a large man lurches into the room, his belly swaying with every step he takes.’
  • 35) ‘They started to walk down stairs, the wooden stairs creaked under that amount of weight.’
  • 36) ‘The wooden door creaked as it opened and Matthew found himself staring at it for no reason.’
  • 37) ‘The wooden frame creaked and settled as she sank down into the middle of the bowl.’
  • 38) ‘It may have been the sound of timbers creaking as the temperature dropped.’
  • 39) ‘Under her feet, she could hear the wooden stairs creak.’
  • 40) ‘The large wooden doors of the gate creaked and groaned as they slowly swung from their resting place.’
  • 41) ‘The green gates creaked open as uncle pushed with all his might against it.’
  • 42) ‘The gates creaked open just enough to allow the three riders to enter in single file.’
  • 43) ‘I heard gates creak open as I hugged a pillow to my ears.’
  • 44) ‘The metal door groaned and creaked before sliding open with a long screech.’
  • 45) ‘The train of merchant's wagons continued slowly into the gate, their wooden axles creaking loudly in the hot stagnant air.’
  • 46) ‘Both women looked up at the sound of the library door creaking open.’
  • 47) ‘Listening closely she could hear the branches of the trees moving and creaking in the wind.’
  • 48) ‘My large ears twitched as I listened to the sound of the wood creaking inside of this house.’
  • 49) ‘As he rounded onto his block, he heard the sound of the swings creaking at the park.’
  • 50) ‘A moment later they were riding up in the elevator that creaked ominously as it moved.’
  • 51) ‘As she made her way up the ladder, the wooden frame creaked loudly.’
  • 52) ‘Police sources told the Evening Press the ten-year-old system was creaking under the strain as aging equipment fails.’
  • 53) ‘The healthcare system groaned and creaked under the rising strain.’
  • 54) ‘With the mobile phone networks creaking under the strain, I couldn't locate any friends, and wandered off home.’
  • 55) ‘Police have warned they have a duty to stop people en route if the country begins to creak under the strain.’
  • 56) ‘Our old format was creaking under the strain of multiple postings every day.’
  • 57) ‘Already, by 1963, the dollar had begun to creak under the strains of deepening economic contradictions.’
  • 58) ‘The figures are the latest in a series of revelations which have led to claims that the Scottish criminal justice system is creaking at the seams.’
  • 59) ‘That system is also creaking to a halt, with plunging enlistments and retentions.’
  • 60) ‘The electoral system is creaking and badly in need of change.’
  • 61) ‘Any change in a system that is creaking from old age has to be welcomed.’
  • 62) ‘Labour courts and arbitration systems are creaking under the weight of new cases.’
  • 63) ‘We have a court system that creaks under antiquated traditions, and distinct reluctance to change them.’
  • 64) ‘Systems that had been slapped together creak, then crash.’
  • 65) ‘First, the EU's creaking institutions will be under severe strain as they try to deal with the sudden intake.’
  • 66) ‘It may creak a little under the strain of me getting into it each night, but other than that, it's a silent bed.’
  • 67) ‘The main election issue is reform of Japan's creaking pension system.’
  • 68) ‘Finally, the eccentric and creaking Greek justice system has accepted that Andy and his fellow enthusiasts are innocent.’
  • 69) ‘It's every bit as chaotic and mad as London in its way, with a creaking, uncomfortably, rattly Metro system.’
  • 70) ‘Daily trials on a creaking and antiquated public transport and roads system is just a part of it.’
  • 71) ‘A creak in the floorboard echoed throughout the house, but there was no sign that anyone had heard anything.’
  • 72) ‘The heavy fabric blocked the sound of the thunder, and a creak outside my door was now audible.’
  • 73) ‘I could hear the pops, the creaks, the rumbling of the ice underfoot and all around.’
  • 74) ‘Every morning his landlady heard him walk to the door to pick up his newspaper; her ears had grown accustomed to the creaks in the floorboards.’
  • 75) ‘There was a creak in the floorboards when he stood up.’
  • 76) ‘When he was still awake he thought he heard the faint creak of a floorboard, he immediately filed that away as Kira getting her midnight snack.’
  • 77) ‘I was brought out of my reverie by the creak of a floorboard behind me.’
  • 78) ‘The girls fell silent as they heard a creak on the floorboards outside.’
  • 79) ‘When he heard the creak in the floorboards he didn't even bother to look up.’
  • 80) ‘He became a little worried because he heard a light creak in the floorboards.’
  • 81) ‘A creak in the floorboards caused his sharp eyes to search the dark deck quickly.’
  • 82) ‘There was a creak of a floorboard, and the hairs on the back of her neck rose.’
  • 83) ‘A muffled creak sounded from outside the walls of Feye's bedroom.’
  • 84) ‘A creak sounded, and a rope ladder unfurled from an unseen source.’
  • 85) ‘A high-pitched creak sounded, and I craned my neck as far as I could to see what this seaman looked like.’
  • 86) ‘There was a second of hesitation, possibly as Meghan was preparing for another punch, and then a creak and a thud.’
  • 87) ‘A slight creak echoed in that same side street and a dark figure ascended from the ground as if rising from the dead.’
  • 88) ‘The only sound was the occasional creak of the weathered ropes straining to hold out weight.’
  • 89) ‘He didn't hear the creak of heavy footsteps on the basement stairs.’
  • 90) ‘My sister went on to describe noises she'd been hearing, the regular old creaks and cracks that are heard in all houses and she'd also heard a clicking sound.’

Examples

  • 1) They are not so much cast adrift as up a certain creek without a paddle.
  • 2) They were led out of the compound and down a pathway to a small creek.
  • 3) Up the creek without a paddle?
  • 4) He won't be left up the creek without a paddle.
  • 5) After all, he often seems to be up a creek without a paddle.
  • 6) I got myself up a creek without a paddle.
  • 7) It spreads discreetly along a wide smear of perfect sand and endless banks of river, creek and lake.
  • 8) The boat slows and we turn off into a narrow creek where the light is ghostly, all shadows and silhouettes.
  • 9) It's just a small creek.
  • 10) I find myself within driving distance of a narrow creek that reaches a mile or so inland off a wide shallow bay.
  • 11) The Reading manager and his players looked up the creek without a paddle as they trailed 3-2 in injury time.
  • 12) At the bottom of a narrow creek you must imagine "a low, snug dwelling, and in good repair".
  • 13) Those who were relying on their savings to survive during retirement were the ones'who are really up the creek without a paddle '.
  • 14) Over the divide at the head of this creek is a tributary of the Big Windy.
  • 15) The weather was so excellent yesteray -- cold and windy and grey -- that I took Big Dog for a walk over to the field by what I call the creek and what is actually, of course, a storm drain.
  • 16) We're on our walk, over the Interstate Overpass, down by what I call the creek -- it's actuall more like a storm drain, but it collects rocks and pebbles at this bit where it curves, and I like to take the kid there so I can mess around in the rocks.
  • 17) When the mills here would be standing and all, why we'd just mess around, go on what they called the creek over there.
  • 18) Group ‘A’ says the creek is rising and the little town of Hooterville must spend half of its much needed funds to correct before a huge tragic flood consumes all (taking money from schools, roads and hospitals)
  • 19) Yes | No | Report from mmtranberg wrote 27 weeks 3 days ago mine is 15 in creek about 20 feet wide
  • 20) Yes | No | Report from RylieGipson wrote 2 days 11 hours ago there's a book how to build tree houses huts and forts if the creek is big enough make a raft.
  • 21) ‘Coastal migrants can often be found along tidal creeks, salt marsh edges, and mudflats, rarely on sandy ocean beaches.’
  • 22) ‘Between the cliffs and the sea, the rhythmic movement of the tides is forming a new tidal marsh that includes mudflats, tidal creeks, tidal marshes, and tracts of shrubs.’
  • 23) ‘Pristine beaches, maritime forests, shimmering marshes, and tidal creeks await your exploration.’
  • 24) ‘My eyes scan the pewter-grey mudbanks and mudflats and a distant shoreline etched with filigrees of sinuous creeks.’
  • 25) ‘Endless creeks and sounds divide the land up into a series of broad, semi-connected sandbars and islands, and the road loops along with bridge after bridge over wide, shallow waterways.’
  • 26) ‘Mudflats lie lower in the upper intertidal zone than marshes and are smooth, almost level surfaces across which tidal creeks meander.’
  • 27) ‘A serpentine array of tidal creeks lined with tall-form Spartina occur throughout the marsh.’
  • 28) ‘These were used for storing shellfish after they had been collected from nearby saltmarsh creeks and before they were taken to markets.’
  • 29) ‘At the tidal swamps, the shore is a low, narrow levee separating the waters of the creeks from the backwaters of the swamps.’
  • 30) ‘In the south, coconut palms grow on a narrow coastal strip broken by lagoons and creeks.’
  • 31) ‘Terrapins have been observed in several of the marsh creeks, but not in all of the creeks where searches were completed.’
  • 32) ‘Living among creeks, lagoons, and salt marshes makes fishing and the salt trade part of everyday life in the area.’
  • 33) ‘Corsica rises like a mountain from the sea, creating a coast of steep cliffs and countless creeks, interspersed with tiny deserted beaches, and washed by crystal-clear water.’
  • 34) ‘To reach the village the soldiers had to cross a small tidal creek running gently into the ocean.’
  • 35) ‘Walnut creek is where he was picked up.’
  • 36) ‘Extensive oyster reefs blanketed the mudflats along the state's tidal creeks and fueled the thriving industry.’
  • 37) ‘Marcus tells Frank to pack his bags because they are heading to Twin creeks.’
  • 38) ‘Shouts of protest ensue when students realize they have to ford a creek to get to the beach.’
  • 39) ‘Then during the spring months, the mesh bags are planted on creek banks during low tide.’
  • 40) ‘They rested by a small creek running through the woods that had started to become more profuse.’
  • 41) ‘The seven men had spread out and were riding along the dry creek bed.’
  • 42) ‘Her lion tail flicked idly behind her as she walked towards the nearby creek.’
  • 43) ‘After hours of hard training, everyone took turns taking baths in a nearby creek.’
  • 44) ‘She was able to drink from a nearby creek, but she had no food.’
  • 45) ‘They turned away from the waterfall and watched the creek flowing, listened to it.’
  • 46) ‘The creek is flowing strong from all the runoff and spring thaw.’
  • 47) ‘Firefighters used a fork lift truck to rescue a stricken horse from a muddy creek.’
  • 48) ‘He earned his nickname playing near a muddy creek as a child.’
  • 49) ‘They are as at home in a mossy rock pool or muddy creek as on a spectacular wreck.’
  • 50) ‘In a few areas, rock and snow slides dammed creeks, creating small lakes.’
  • 51) ‘Nearby, a smaller lake was created by damming a tributary creek.’
  • 52) ‘The equestrian trails are densely wooded, rocky and hilly with several small creek crossings.’
  • 53) ‘In the western suburbs, creeks rose rapidly and flooded houses.’
  • 54) ‘We angled up a slope, rising away from the creek bottom.’
  • 55) ‘Damp mornings are excellent for this detail, especially in low areas such as draws and creek bottoms.’
  • 56) ‘Recently I was wading down a shallow creek in what I assumed was fresh water.’
  • 57) ‘Anya let the cool water run over her as she lay down in the shallow creek.’
  • 58) ‘There is a tiny creek meandering among the rocks, which is also believed to have healing powers.’
  • 59) ‘Fireflies danced about and the creek water seemed to glow from the moon's reflection.’
  • 60) ‘Joan Hill is a creek / Cherokee painter who has received numerous recognition awards, grants, and fellowships in the art world.’
  • 61) ‘And there is the tale of Jimmy Crowe, a creek Indian from Okfuskee County, Okla., who, as a teenager, works for the Mennonites as a carpenter and subsequently becomes a preacher.’
  • 62) ‘Born to a creek mother and Shawnee father at Old Piqua, a Shawnee village on the Mad River in Ohio, Tecumseh was raised by an older sister and grew to manhood during the border warfare of the Revolutionary Era.’
  • 63) ‘Particularly at issue were the Cherokee, Choctaw, creek, Chickasaw, and Seminole Indians of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida - the so-called Five Civilized Tribes.’
  • 64) ‘Essays cover the Timucua, Guale, Apalachee, Chickasaw, Caddo, Natchez, Quapaw, Cherokee, Upper creek, Lower creek, and Seminole Indians.’
  • 65) ‘In 1814, a creek faction, the Red Sticks, rose against settlers in the South but was crushed by General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Alabama.’
  • 66) ‘With the help of a creek student named James Perryman, Presbyterian minister John Fleming created a phonetic alphabet for Muskogee.’
  • 67) ‘After three decades the divisions between those of the traditional and new orders erupted in a creek civil war.’
  • 68) ‘One of the first men Seekaboo enlisted was Josiah Francis, the son of an English trader and a creek mother.’
  • 69) ‘Red Eagle was born Bill Weatherford, son of a white trader and a creek mother whose maiden name had been Tait.’
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