Pronunciation: krăk
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Cracked (krăkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Cracking.]
1.To break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts.
2.To rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze.
O, madam, my old heart is cracked.
- Shak.
3.To cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip.
4.To utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke.
5.To cry up; to extol; - followed by up.
To crack a bottle
to open the bottle and drink its contents.
To crack a crib
to commit burglary.
To crack on
to put on; as, to crack on more sail, or more steam.
v. i.1.To burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without quite separating into parts.
2.To be ruined or impaired; to fail.
3.To utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound.
As thunder when the clouds in autumn crack.
- Shak.
4.To utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; - with of.
n.1.A partial separation of parts, with or without a perceptible opening; a chink or fissure; a narrow breach; a crevice; as, a crack in timber, or in a wall, or in glass.
2.Rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense.
My love to thee is sound, sans crack or flaw.
- Shak.
3.A sharp, sudden sound or report; the sound of anything suddenly burst or broken; as, the crack of a falling house; the crack of thunder; the crack of a whip.
Will the stretch out to the crack of doom?
- Shak.
4.The tone of voice when changed at puberty.
5.Mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as, he has a crack.
6.A crazy or crack-brained person.
I . . . can not get the Parliament to listen to me, who look upon me as a crack and a projector.
- Addison.
7.A boast; boasting.
8.Breach of chastity.
9.A boy, generally a pert, lively boy.
Val. 'T is a noble child. Vir. A crack, madam.
- Shak.
10.A brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack.
11.Free conversation; friendly chat.
What is crack in English? . . . A crack is . . . a chat with a good, kindly human heart in it.
- P. P. Alexander.
12.a witty remark; a wisecrack.
13.a chance or opportunity to do something; an attempt; as, I'll take a crack at it.
14.a form of cocaine, highly purified and prepared as small pellets, especially suitable for smoking; - also called rock. Used in this form it appears to be more addicting than cocaine powder.
a.1.Of superior excellence; having qualities to be boasted of; as, a crack shot.
One of our crack speakers in the Commons.
- Dickens.
Noun1.crack - a long narrow opening
2.crack - a narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack"
Synonyms: gap
3.crack - a long narrow depression in a surface
Synonyms: cranny, crevice, fissure, chap
4.crack - a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"
Synonyms: cracking, snap
5.crack - a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"
Synonyms: shot
6.crack - witty remark
Synonyms: sally, wisecrack, quip
7.crack - a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts; "there was a crack in the mirror"
8.crack - a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted
Synonyms: tornado
9.crack - a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
Synonyms: fling, go, offer, whirl, pass
10.crack - the act of cracking something
Synonyms: cracking, fracture
Verb1.crack - become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
Synonyms: check, break
2.crack - make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked"
3.crack - make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"
Synonyms: snap
4.crack - hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise; "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"
5.crack - pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"
Synonyms: break through
6.crack - break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked"
7.crack - break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The rope snapped"
Synonyms: snap
8.crack - suffer a nervous breakdown
9.crack - tell spontaneously; "crack a joke"
10.crack - cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
11.crack - reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
12.crack - break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked"
Adj.1.crack - of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"
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Translate Crack to Spanish, Translate Crack to German, Translate Crack to French
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