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 crack crack

noun

  • () a long narrow opening  ( cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure, crack )
    a long narrow opening
  • () a narrow opening  ( crack, gap )
    a narrow opening
     he opened the window a crack
    he opened the window a crack
  • () a sudden sharp noise  ( snap, crack, cracking )
    a sudden sharp noise
     the crack of a whip
    the crack of a whip
     he heard the cracking of the ice
    he heard the cracking of the ice
     he can hear the snap of a twig
    he can hear the snap of a twig
  • () a long narrow depression in a surface  ( chap, cranny, fissure, crack, crevice )
    a long narrow depression in a surface
  • the act of cracking something  ( crack, fracture, cracking )
    the act of cracking something
  • a usually brief attempt  ( crack, fling, go, offer, pass, whirl )
    a usually brief attempt
     he took a crack at it
    he took a crack at it
     I gave it a whirl
    I gave it a whirl
  • a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive  ( crack, crack cocaine, tornado )
    a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
  • a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts  ( crack )
    a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts
     there was a crack in the mirror
    there was a crack in the mirror
  • witty remark  ( crack, quip, wisecrack, sally )
    witty remark
  • a chance to do something  ( crack, shot )
    a chance to do something
     he wanted a shot at the champion
    he wanted a shot at the champion
  • adj

  • () of the highest quality  ( A-one, ace, tiptop, top-notch, tops, first-rate, topnotch, crack, super )
    of the highest quality
     an ace reporter
    an ace reporter
     a crack shot
    a crack shot
     a first-rate golfer
    a first-rate golfer
     a super party
    a super party
     played top-notch tennis
    played top-notch tennis
     an athlete in tiptop condition
    an athlete in tiptop condition
     she is absolutely tops
    she is absolutely tops
  • verb

  • () become fractured; break or crack on the surface only  ( break, check, crack )
    become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
     The glass cracked when it was heated
    The glass cracked when it was heated
  • () make a very sharp explosive sound  ( crack )
    make a very sharp explosive sound
     His gun cracked
    His gun cracked
  • () pass through (a barrier)  ( crack, break through )
    pass through (a barrier)
     Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county
    Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county
  • () hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise  ( crack )
    hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise
     The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler
    The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler
  • () make a sharp sound  ( snap, crack )
    make a sharp sound
     his fingers snapped
    his fingers snapped
  • () break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension  ( crack, snap )
    break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
     The pipe snapped
    The pipe snapped
  • () break partially but keep its integrity  ( crack )
    break partially but keep its integrity
     The glass cracked
    The glass cracked
  • break into simpler molecules by means of heat  ( crack )
    break into simpler molecules by means of heat
     The petroleum cracked
    The petroleum cracked
  • reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking  ( crack )
    reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
  • cause to become cracked  ( crack )
    cause to become cracked
     heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair
    heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair
  • tell spontaneously  ( crack )
    tell spontaneously
     crack a joke
    crack a joke
  • suffer a nervous breakdown  ( break up, collapse, crack, crock up, crack up )
    suffer a nervous breakdown
  • gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions  ( crack )
    gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions
     she cracked my password
    she cracked my password
     crack a safe
    crack a safe