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Definition of Crack


  1. To break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts.
  2. To rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze.
  3. To cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip.
  4. To utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke.
  5. To cry up; to extol; -- followed by up.
  6. To burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without quite separating into parts.
  7. To be ruined or impaired; to fail.
  8. To utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound.
  9. To utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; -- with of.
  10. A partial separation of parts, with or without a perceptible opening; a chink or fissure; a narrow breach; a crevice; as, a crack in timber, or in a wall, or in glass.
  11. Rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense.
  12. A sharp, sudden sound or report; the sound of anything suddenly burst or broken; as, the crack of a falling house; the crack of thunder; the crack of a whip.
  13. The tone of voice when changed at puberty.
  14. Mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as, he has a crack.
  15. A crazy or crack-brained person.
  16. A boast; boasting.
  17. Breach of chastity.
  18. A boy, generally a pert, lively boy.
  19. A brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack.
  20. Free conversation; friendly chat.
  21. Of superior excellence; having qualities to be boasted of.

Crack Quotations

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand

Chemistry can be a good and bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it. Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it.
Adam Sandler

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Jacob Riis

There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
Leonard Cohen

God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.
Franz Kafka
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Crack Translations

crack in Dutch is barst
crack in French is croustiller, fissure, craquement, fracas, craquer
crack in Italian is sciogliere, crepatura, schiacciare
crack in Latin is fragor
crack in Portuguese is rachadura
crack in Spanish is crujir, solucionar, hendedura, raja, crujido