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croak. Definitely croak.
I was just in Asia teaching classes in Japan and Hong Kong,
and I had to explain the 'croak' function. There was
a sea of puzzled faces and then someone asked
why it was called 'croak'.
I realized that 'croak' is
colloquial English, almost slang, and people who speak
English as a second or third language are likely to
know it only as the noise a frog makes, and not understand
the connection with 'die'.
So I put my hands around my neck and croaked, and they got it.