Definitions of crack:
  • noun:   a usually brief attempt
    Example: "He took a crack at it"
  • noun:   a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted
  • noun:   a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts
    Example: "There was a crack in the mirror"
  • noun:   a sudden sharp noise
    Example: "The crack of a whip"
  • noun:   a long narrow opening
  • noun:   the act of cracking something
  • noun:   a narrow opening
    Example: "He opened the window a crack"
  • noun:   witty remark
  • noun:   a chance to do something
  • noun:   a long narrow depression in a surface
  • verb:   make a very sharp explosive sound
    Example: "His gun cracked"
  • verb:   break into simpler molecules by means of heat
    Example: "The petroleum cracked"
  • verb:   reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
  • verb:   become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
    Example: "The glass cracked when it was heated"
  • verb:   cause to become cracked
    Example: "Heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
  • verb:   break partially but keep its integrity
    Example: "The glass cracked"
  • verb:   tell spontaneously
    Example: "Crack a joke"
  • verb:   hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise
    Example: "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"
  • verb:   make a sharp sound
  • verb:   break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
  • verb:   pass through (a barrier)
    Example: "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"
  • verb:   suffer a nervous breakdown
  • adjective:   of the highest quality
    Example: "A crack shot"

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