Crack - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a narrow opening (syn: gap)
- a long narrow depression in a surface (syn: chap, cranny, crevice, fissure)
- a sudden sharp noise (syn: cracking, snap)
- a chance to do something (syn: shot)
- witty remark (syn: quip, sally, wisecrack)
- a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts
- a usually brief attempt
- the act of cracking something
- make a very sharp explosive sound
- make a sharp sound (syn: snap)
- hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise
- pass through (a barrier)
- break partially but keep its integrity
- break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension (syn: snap)
- suffer a nervous breakdown
- tell spontaneously
- cause to become cracked
- reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
- break into simpler molecules by means of heat
The hailstones were big enough to crack some windows.
He cracked his collarbone in a skiing accident.
The mirror cracked when she dropped it.
Workers cracked the large rock into three pieces so it could be moved.
The bird cracked the seed on a tree branch.
a tool used for cracking nuts
He cracked open the eggs.
Someone cracked him over the head with a beer bottle.
The baby cracked her chin pretty hard when she fell.
He fell and cracked his elbow on the ice.
The crack runs all the way from the top of the wall to the bottom.
an old patio with grass growing up through the cracks
The vase has a few fine cracks, but it is still usable.
I could see them through the crack in the doorway.
Light came through the cracks in the walls of the barn.
crack up — suffer a nervous breakdown
present participle: cracking
past tense: cracked
past participle: cracked