crake

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse kraka (crow), itself Onomatopoeic.

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Noun[edit]

crake (plural crakes)

  1. Any of several birds of the family Rallidae that have short bills.
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Verb[edit]

crake (third-person singular simple present crakes, present participle craking, simple past and past participle craked)

  1. To cry out harshly and loudly, like a crake.

Etymology 2[edit]

See crack

Noun[edit]

crake (plural crakes)

  1. (obsolete) A crack; a boast.

Verb[edit]

crake (third-person singular simple present crakes, present participle craking, simple past and past participle craked)

  1. (obsolete) To boast; to speak loudly and boastfully.
    • The Mirror for Magistrates
      Each man may crake of that which was his own.

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