Definitions for crackkræk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crackkræk(v.i.)

  1. to break without separation of parts; become fissured.

  2. to break with a sudden, sharp sound.

  3. to make a sudden, sharp sound; snap.

  4. (of the voice) to break abruptly and discordantly.

  5. to break down, esp. under severe psychological pressure.

  6. to decompose by being subjected to heat.

    Category: Chemistry

  7. (v.t.)to cause to make a sudden sharp sound:

    to crack a whip.

  8. to break without separation of parts.

  9. to break into many parts; break open or splinter:

    to crack walnuts.

  10. to strike forcefully:

    to crack someone on the jaw.

  11. to recount or tell:

    to crack jokes.

  12. to cause to make a cracking sound:

    to crack one's knuckles.

  13. to damage or weaken.

  14. to make mentally unsound.

  15. to make (the voice) harsh or unmanageable.

  16. to solve:

    to crack a murder case.

  17. Informal. to break into (a safe, vault, etc.).

    Category: Informal

  18. to subject to the process of cracking, as in the distillation of petroleum.

    Category: Chemistry

  19. Informal. to open and drink (a bottle of wine, liquor, etc.). to open slightly, as a window or door. to open (a book) in order to study or read.

    Category: Informal

  20. crack down, to take severe measures, esp. in enforcing laws or regulations (often fol. by on):

    to crack down on drug pushers.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  21. crack up, Informal. to suffer a mental or emotional breakdown. to crash, as in an automobile or airplane. to wreck (an automobile, airplane, or other vehicle). to laugh or to cause to laugh unrestrainedly.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  22. (n.)a break without separation of parts; fissure.

  23. a slight opening, as between boards in a floor or wall.

    Category: Building Trades

  24. a sudden, sharp noise.

  25. the snap of or as of a whip.

  26. a resounding blow.

  27. a witty or cutting remark.

    Category: Informal

  28. a break in the tone of the voice.

  29. a chance; try:

    I'd like a crack at that job.

    Category: Informal

  30. highly addictive, purified cocaine in the form of pellets prepared for smoking.

    Category: Pharmacology

  31. a shot, as with a rifle.

  32. Archaic. a burglar.

  33. (adj.)first-rate; excellent:

    a crack shot.

  34. (adv.)with a cracking sound.

Idioms for crack:

  1. crack the whip,to goad one's subordinates to work harder and more quickly.

    Category: Idiom

  2. get cracking, to get moving; hurry up:

    We're late - let's get cracking.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

Origin of crack:

bef. 1000; ME crak(k)en (v.), crak (n.), OE cracian to resound; akin to MD krāken, OHG chrahhōn

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure(noun)

    a long narrow opening

  2. gap, crack(noun)

    a narrow opening

    "he opened the window a crack"

  3. crevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chap(noun)

    a long narrow depression in a surface

  4. crack, cracking, snap(noun)

    a sudden sharp noise

    "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"

  5. shot, crack(noun)

    a chance to do something

    "he wanted a shot at the champion"

  6. wisecrack, crack, sally, quip(noun)

    witty remark

  7. crack(noun)

    a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts

    "there was a crack in the mirror"

  8. crack, crack cocaine, tornado(noun)

    a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive

  9. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer(noun)

    a usually brief attempt

    "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

  10. fracture, crack, cracking(adj)

    the act of cracking something

  11. ace, A-one, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch, tops(p)(verb)

    of the highest quality

    "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"

  12. crack, check, break(verb)

    become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

    "The glass cracked when it was heated"

  13. crack(verb)

    make a very sharp explosive sound

    "His gun cracked"

  14. snap, crack(verb)

    make a sharp sound

    "his fingers snapped"

  15. crack(verb)

    hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise

    "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"

  16. break through, crack(verb)

    pass through (a barrier)

    "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"

  17. crack(verb)

    break partially but keep its integrity

    "The glass cracked"

  18. snap, crack(verb)

    break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension

    "The pipe snapped"

  19. crack(verb)

    gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions

    "she cracked my password"; "crack a safe"

  20. crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse(verb)

    suffer a nervous breakdown

  21. crack(verb)

    tell spontaneously

    "crack a joke"

  22. crack(verb)

    cause to become cracked

    "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"

  23. crack(verb)

    reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking

  24. crack(verb)

    break into simpler molecules by means of heat

    "The petroleum cracked"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. crack(verb)æk

    to break without separating into pieces

    The mirror had cracked.; He dropped the vase and cracked it.

  2. crackæk

    to break into pieces

    She cracked the eggs into a pan.

  3. crackæk

    to hit part of your body hard against sth

    Joe cracked his head on the low ceiling.

  4. crackæk

    to lose control because of stress

    employees cracking under the pressure

  5. crackæk

    (of sb's voice) to suddenly change in a way they cannot control

    Her voice cracked with emotion.

  6. crackæk

    to solve a difficult problem

    Crack the enemy's code.

  7. crackæk

    to tell sb a joke

    Watch him cracking jokes with the kids.

  8. crackæk

    not as good as people say it is

    The movie wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

  9. crack(noun)æk

    a line where sth is breaking

    a crack in the mug

  10. crackæk

    a narrow opening between things; = slit

    I pushed it through a crack in the floor boards.; open the door/window a crack

  11. crackæk

    a weakness in a system, organization, or relationship

    cracks in the global economy

  12. crackæk

    an unkind joke or comment; = gibe

    He made some crack about my family.

  13. crackæk

    a type of pure cocaine

    ***young kids on crack

  14. crackæk

    very early in the morning

    He gets up at the crack of dawn every day.

  15. crackæk

    to try to do

    Let's take a crack at fixing this thing.

Wiktionary

  1. crack(Noun)

    A thin and usually jagged space opened in a previously solid material.

    A large crack had formed in the roadway.

  2. crack(Noun)

    A narrow opening.

  3. crack(Noun)

    A sharply humorous comment; a wisecrack.

    I didn't appreciate that crack about my hairstyle.

  4. crack(Noun)

    A potent, relatively cheap, addictive variety of cocaine; often a rock, usually smoked through a crack-pipe.

  5. crack(Noun)

    The sharp sound made when solid material breaks.

    The crack of the falling branch could be heard for miles.

  6. crack(Noun)

    Any sharp sound.

    The crack of the bat hitting the ball.

  7. crack(Noun)

    An opportunity to attempt something.

    I'd like to take a crack at that game.

  8. crack(Noun)

    vagina.

    I'm so horny even the crack of dawn isn't safe!

  9. crack(Noun)

    The space between the buttocks.

    Pull up your pants! Your crack is showing.

  10. crack(Noun)

    Conviviality; fun; good conversation, chat, gossip, or humourous storytelling; good company.

  11. crack(Noun)

    Business/events

    What's the crack?

  12. crack(Noun)

    A program or procedure designed to circumvent restrictions or usage limits on software.

    Has anyone got a crack for DocumentWriter 3.0?

  13. crack(Noun)

    a meaningful chat.

  14. crack(Noun)

    Extremely silly, absurd or off-the-wall ideas or prose.

  15. crack(Adjective)

    Highly trained and competent.

    Even a crack team of investigators would have trouble solving this case.

  16. crack(Adjective)

    Excellent, first-rate, superior, top-notch.

    She's a crack shot with that rifle.

  17. crack(Noun)

    To become debilitated by psychological pressure.

    Anyone would crack after being hounded like that.

  18. crack(Noun)

    To yield under interrogation.

    When we showed him the pictures of the murder scene, he cracked.

  19. crack(Noun)

    To make a cracking sound.

    The bat cracked with authority and the ball went for six.

  20. crack(Noun)

    To change rapidly in register.

    His voice cracked with emotion.

  21. crack(Noun)

    To alternate between high and low register in the process of eventually lowering.

    His voice finally cracked when he was fourteen.

  22. crack(Noun)

    To make a sharply humorous comment.

    "I would too, with a face like that," she cracked.

  23. crack(Noun)

    To make a crack or cracks in.

    The ball cracked the window.

  24. crack(Noun)

    To break open or crush to small pieces by impact or stress.

    You'll need a hammer to crack a black walnut.

  25. crack(Noun)

    To strike forcefully.

    She cracked him over the head with her handbag.

  26. crack(Noun)

    To open slightly.

    Could you please crack the window?

  27. crack(Noun)

    To cause to yield under interrogation or other pressure. (Figurative)

    They managed to crack him on the third day.

  28. crack(Noun)

    To solve a difficult problem.

    I've finally cracked it, and of course the answer is obvious in hindsight.

  29. crack(Noun)

    To overcome a security system or a component.

  30. crack(Noun)

    To cause to make a sharp sound.

  31. crack(Noun)

    To tell (a joke).

  32. crack(Noun)

    To break down (a complex molecule), especially with the application of heat: to pyrolyse.

    Acetone is cracked to ketene and methane at 700 u00B0C.

  33. crack(Noun)

    To circumvent software restrictions such as regional coding or time limits.

    That software licence will expire tomorrow unless we can crack it.

  34. crack(Noun)

    To open a canned beverage, or any packaged drink or food.

    I'd love to crack open a beer.

  35. crack(Noun)

    To brag, boast.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crack(verb)

    to break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts

  2. Crack(verb)

    to rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze

  3. Crack(verb)

    to cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip

  4. Crack(verb)

    to utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke

  5. Crack(verb)

    to cry up; to extol; -- followed by up

  6. Crack(verb)

    to burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without quite separating into parts

  7. Crack(verb)

    to be ruined or impaired; to fail

  8. Crack(verb)

    to utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound

  9. Crack(verb)

    to utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; -- with of

  10. Crack(noun)

    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. Crack(noun)

    rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense

  12. Crack(noun)

    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. Crack(noun)

    the tone of voice when changed at puberty

  14. Crack(noun)

    mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as, he has a crack

  15. Crack(noun)

    a crazy or crack-brained person

  16. Crack(noun)

    a boast; boasting

  17. Crack(noun)

    breach of chastity

  18. Crack(noun)

    a boy, generally a pert, lively boy

  19. Crack(noun)

    a brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack

  20. Crack(noun)

    free conversation; friendly chat

  21. Crack(adj)

    of superior excellence; having qualities to be boasted of

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. crack

    [warez d00dz] 1. v. To break into a system (compare cracker). 2. v. Action of removing the copy protection from a commercial program. People who write cracks consider themselves challenged by the copy protection measures. They will often do it as much to show that they are smarter than the developer who designed the copy protection scheme than to actually copy the program. 3. n. A program, instructions or patch used to remove the copy protection of a program or to uncripple features from a demo/time limited program. 4. An exploit.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'crack' in Nouns Frequency: #1958

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'crack' in Verbs Frequency: #844


Translations for crack

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

crack(noun)

a split or break

There's a crack in this cup.

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