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Meaning & Definition of Cracking in English

English

Cracking

/krækɪŋ/

noun

1. 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

2. The act of cracking something

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

3. The process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)

    synonym:
  • cracking

adjective

1. Very good

  • "He did a bully job"
  • "A neat sports car"
  • "Had a great time at the party"
  • "You look simply smashing"
    synonym:
  • bang-up
  • ,
  • bully
  • ,
  • corking
  • ,
  • cracking
  • ,
  • dandy
  • ,
  • great
  • ,
  • groovy
  • ,
  • keen
  • ,
  • neat
  • ,
  • nifty
  • ,
  • not bad(p)
  • ,
  • peachy
  • ,
  • slap-up
  • ,
  • swell
  • ,
  • smashing