Creak

What is Creak ?

Creak is (noun) a noise like bending wood She heard a creak on the stairs and sat up in bed.(verb) to make a squeaky noise The front gate creaks, which means that we hear when anyone comes into the garden. The shed door creaked and banged all night in the high wind. (NOTE: Do not confuse with creek.)

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level