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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

'Halal in the Family' will expose a broad audience to some of the realities of being Muslim in America. By using satire, we will encourage people to reconsider their assumptions about Muslims, while providing a balm to those experiencing anti-Muslim bias. I also hope those Uncles and Aunties out there will crack a smile!
Aasif Mandvi

I don't know where the idea originated that memoir writing is cathartic. For me, it's always felt like playing my own neurosurgeon, sans anesthesia. As a memoirist, you have to crack your head open and examine every uncomfortable thing in there.
Koren Zailckas

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

I like pressure. Pressure doesn't make me crack. It's enabling. I eat pressure, and there might be times when I get a bad feeling in my gut that this might be too much, but you feel pressure when you're not doing something, you know?
Louis C. K.

Even in your darkest moments, you'll think of something that'll crack you up.
Brad Paisley
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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
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