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  Definition of crack
  1. the act of cracking something
  2. a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
  3. a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted
  4. a narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack"
  5. a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts; "there was a crack in the mirror"
  6. witty remark
  7. a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"
  8. a long narrow opening
  9. a long narrow depression in a surface
  10. a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"
  11. break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked"
  12. reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
  13. become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
  14. cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
  15. break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The rope snapped"
  16. break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked"
  17. pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"
  18. tell spontaneously; "crack a joke"
  19. hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise; "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"
  20. suffer a nervous breakdown
  21. make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"
  22. make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked"
  23. 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"
Similar Words: fracture, cracking, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer, tornado, gap, wisecrack, sally, quip, snap, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure, cranny, chap, shot, check, break, break through, crack up, crock up, break up, collapse, ace, A-one, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, tops(p)

 

Hyponyms: lacuna, blank, spark gap, craze, chap, chink, crevasse, fatigue crack, fault, geological fault, shift, fracture, break, rift, slit, split, vent, volcano, volcanic crater, crater, check, fissure, alligator

 

Grouped Verbs: check, chink, break

 

Derivational Morphology: fracture, break, gap, breach, gag, quip, wisecrack, snap, click, fissure, cracking, check, chip, cleft, crevice, scissure, sally, collapse, breakdown, crack-up, cracker, snapper, cracker bonbon, firecracker, banger

 

 
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