Cracking - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkrækɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word cracking
Brit.  |ˈkrakɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word cracking
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to crack

noun

- a sudden sharp noise(syn: crack, snap)
- the act of cracking something (syn: crack, fracture)
- the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)

adjective

Examples

I think it's a cracking story.

...a writer renowned for her cracking tales of mystery and suspense...

...tells a cracking good tale of a search for a lost city...

All planes are being inspected for possible cracking and corrosion.

She's in cracking form now.

We've got two cracking games to look forward to.

he heard the cracking of the ice

The car's paint is cracking.

a tool used for cracking nuts

...a finch cracking seeds in its nib...

...a seemingly inconsequential nugget of information that proved to be the key to cracking the case...

The comics spent the evening cracking jokes and zinging each other.

Soldiers were cracking at the running enemy.

He's always cracking up the town as very good.

He kept cracking jokes about my appearance.

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