ADJ. loud | little
VERB + CREAK give, let out The gate gave a loud creak as he pushed it open. | hear
PREP. with a ~ The gate swung open with a creak. | ~ of
PHRASES the creak of a floorboard/door > Note at SOUND
PREP. under The chair creaked under his weight.
PHRASES creak and groan The ice creaked and groaned underfoot. | creak open The door creaked open an inch.