creak «kreek», verb, noun.
to squeak loudly: »

The hinges on the door creaked because they needed oiling.

to cause to creak.
a creaking noise; squeak: »

The creak in the stairs of the old house was spooky.

[Middle English creken; apparently imitative]
creak´ing|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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