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Meaning & Definition of Crack in English

English

Crack

/kræk/

noun

1. A long narrow opening

    synonym:
  • crack
  • ,
  • cleft
  • ,
  • crevice
  • ,
  • fissure
  • ,
  • scissure

2. A narrow opening

  • "He opened the window a crack"
    synonym:
  • gap
  • ,
  • crack

3. A long narrow depression in a surface

    synonym:
  • crevice
  • ,
  • cranny
  • ,
  • crack
  • ,
  • fissure
  • ,
  • chap

4. A sudden sharp noise

  • "The crack of a whip"
  • "He heard the cracking of the ice"
  • "He can hear the snap of a twig"
    synonym:
  • crack
  • ,
  • cracking
  • ,
  • snap

5. A chance to do something

  • "He wanted a shot at the champion"
    synonym:
  • shot
  • ,
  • crack

6. Witty remark

    synonym:
  • wisecrack
  • ,
  • crack
  • ,
  • sally
  • ,
  • quip

7. A blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts

  • "There was a crack in the mirror"
    synonym:
  • crack

8. A purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted

  • Highly addictive
    synonym:
  • crack
  • ,
  • crack cocaine
  • ,
  • tornado

9. A usually brief attempt

  • "He took a crack at it"
  • "I gave it a whirl"
    synonym:
  • crack
  • ,
  • fling
  • ,
  • go
  • ,
  • pass
  • ,
  • whirl
  • ,
  • offer

10. The act of cracking something

    synonym:
  • fracture
  • ,
  • crack
  • ,
  • cracking

verb

1. Become fractured

  • Break or crack on the surface only
  • "The glass cracked when it was heated"
    synonym:
  • crack
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • break

2. Make a very sharp explosive sound

  • "His gun cracked"
    synonym:
  • crack

3. Make a sharp sound

  • "His fingers snapped"
    synonym:
  • snap
  • ,
  • crack

4. Hit forcefully

  • Deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise
  • "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"
    synonym:
  • crack

5. Pass through (a barrier)

  • "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"
    synonym:
  • break through
  • ,
  • crack

6. Break partially but keep its integrity

  • "The glass cracked"
    synonym:
  • crack

7. Break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension

  • "The pipe snapped"
    synonym:
  • snap
  • ,
  • crack

8. Gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions

  • "She cracked my password"
  • "Crack a safe"
    synonym:
  • crack

9. Suffer a nervous breakdown

    synonym:
  • crack up
  • ,
  • crack
  • ,
  • crock up
  • ,
  • break up
  • ,
  • collapse

10. Tell spontaneously

  • "Crack a joke"
    synonym:
  • crack

11. Cause to become cracked

  • "Heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
    synonym:
  • crack

12. Reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking

    synonym:
  • crack

13. Break into simpler molecules by means of heat

  • "The petroleum cracked"
    synonym:
  • crack

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • ace
  • ,
  • A-one
  • ,
  • crack
  • ,
  • first-rate
  • ,
  • super
  • ,
  • tiptop
  • ,
  • topnotch
  • ,
  • top-notch
  • ,
  • tops(p)

Examples of using

Looking at your eyes, I thought you must have been smoking crack, but then I realized you were an anime character.
The cup has a crack.