What does Crack mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Crack.

Wiktionary

  1. cracknoun

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

    A large crack had formed in the roadway.

  2. cracknoun

    A narrow opening.

  3. cracknoun

    A sharply humorous comment; a wisecrack.

    I didn't appreciate that crack about my hairstyle.

  4. cracknoun

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

  5. cracknoun

    The sharp sound made when solid material breaks.

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

  6. cracknoun

    Any sharp sound.

    The crack of the bat hitting the ball.

  7. cracknoun

    An opportunity to attempt something.

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

  8. cracknoun

    vagina.

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

  9. cracknoun

    The space between the buttocks.

    Pull up your pants! Your crack is showing.

  10. cracknoun

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

  11. cracknoun

    Business/events

    What's the crack?

  12. cracknoun

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

    Has anyone got a crack for DocumentWriter 3.0?

  13. cracknoun

    a meaningful chat.

  14. cracknoun

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

  15. crackadjective

    Highly trained and competent.

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

  16. crackadjective

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

    She's a crack shot with that rifle.

  17. cracknoun

    To become debilitated by psychological pressure.

    Anyone would crack after being hounded like that.

  18. cracknoun

    To yield under interrogation.

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

  19. cracknoun

    To make a cracking sound.

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

  20. cracknoun

    To change rapidly in register.

    His voice cracked with emotion.

  21. cracknoun

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

    His voice finally cracked when he was fourteen.

  22. cracknoun

    To make a sharply humorous comment.

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

  23. cracknoun

    To make a crack or cracks in.

    The ball cracked the window.

  24. cracknoun

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

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

  25. cracknoun

    To strike forcefully.

    She cracked him over the head with her handbag.

  26. cracknoun

    To open slightly.

    Could you please crack the window?

  27. cracknoun

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

    They managed to crack him on the third day.

  28. cracknoun

    To solve a difficult problem.

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

  29. cracknoun

    To overcome a security system or a component.

  30. cracknoun

    To cause to make a sharp sound.

  31. cracknoun

    To tell (a joke).

  32. cracknoun

    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. cracknoun

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

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

  34. cracknoun

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

    I'd love to crack open a beer.

  35. cracknoun

    To brag, boast.

GCIDE

  1. Cracknoun

    a witty remark; a wisecrack.

  2. Cracknoun

    a chance or opportunity to do something; an attempt; as, I'll take a crack at it.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissurenoun

    a long narrow opening

  2. gap, cracknoun

    a narrow opening

    "he opened the window a crack"

  3. crevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chapnoun

    a long narrow depression in a surface

  4. crack, cracking, snapnoun

    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, cracknoun

    a chance to do something

    "he wanted a shot at the champion"

  6. wisecrack, crack, sally, quipnoun

    witty remark

  7. cracknoun

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

    "there was a crack in the mirror"

  8. crack, crack cocaine, tornadonoun

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

  9. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offernoun

    a usually brief attempt

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

  10. fracture, crack, crackingadjective

    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, breakverb

    become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

    "The glass cracked when it was heated"

  13. crackverb

    make a very sharp explosive sound

    "His gun cracked"

  14. snap, crackverb

    make a sharp sound

    "his fingers snapped"

  15. crackverb

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

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

  16. break through, crackverb

    pass through (a barrier)

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

  17. crackverb

    break partially but keep its integrity

    "The glass cracked"

  18. snap, crackverb

    break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension

    "The pipe snapped"

  19. crackverb

    gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions

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

  20. crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapseverb

    suffer a nervous breakdown

  21. crackverb

    tell spontaneously

    "crack a joke"

  22. crackverb

    cause to become cracked

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

  23. crackverb

    reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking

  24. crackverb

    break into simpler molecules by means of heat

    "The petroleum cracked"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crackverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  2. Crackverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  3. Crackverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  4. Crackverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  5. Crackverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  6. Crackverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  7. Crackverb

    to be ruined or impaired; to fail

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  8. Crackverb

    to utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  9. Crackverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  10. Cracknoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  11. Cracknoun

    rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  12. Cracknoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  13. Cracknoun

    the tone of voice when changed at puberty

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  14. Cracknoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  15. Cracknoun

    a crazy or crack-brained person

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  16. Cracknoun

    a boast; boasting

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  17. Cracknoun

    breach of chastity

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  18. Cracknoun

    a boy, generally a pert, lively boy

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  19. Cracknoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  20. Cracknoun

    free conversation; friendly chat

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

  21. Crackadjective

    of superior excellence; having qualities to be boasted of

    Etymology: [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. Cf. Crake, Cracknel, Creak.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crack

    krak, v.i. to utter a sharp sudden sound: to split: to boast: to chat.—v.t. to produce a sudden noise: to break into chinks: to split: to break partially or wholly: to open (a bottle).—n. a sudden sharp splitting sound: a chink: a flaw: a blow, a smack: friendly chat: (slang) housebreaking: a craze: one who has a craze: a pert boy.—adj. (coll.) excellent.—n. Crack′-brain, a crazy person.—adjs. Crack′-brained; Cracked, rent: damaged: crazy.—ns. Crack′er, one who or that which cracks: a boaster, a lie: the pin-tail duck: (U.S.) a thin crisp biscuit: a bonbon, or a small firework, exploding when pulled asunder: (U.S.) a poor white; Crack′-halt′er, Crack′-hemp (Shak.), Crack′-rope, one likely to be hanged.—adj. Crack′-jaw, of a word, hard to pronounce.—ns. Cracks′man, a burglar; Crack′-tryst, one who breaks an engagement.—Crack credit, to destroy one's credit; Crack tryst, to break an engagement; Crack up, to praise. [A.S. cracian, to crack; cf. Dut. kraken, Gael. crac.]

  2. Crack

    krak, n. (Scot.) a moment, an instant.

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. crack

    "In a crack," immediately.

Rap Dictionary

  1. cracknoun

    The name comes from the crackling sound it makes when being smoked. Extremely addictive, largely due to the sudden sense of euphoria derived from the rapid uptake of the drug into the bloodstream through the lungs.

  2. crackadjective

    The word "crack" is a metaphor for something that you can't live without. If your hat is stylish enough, or that TV show is funny enough, someone just may call it "crack." If music is so exceptional that listeners keep pressing the rewind button after every song, then it's crack. When someone is talking about crack with music it stands for Creative Rap And Creative Knowledge

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crack in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Crack in a Sentence

  1. Raghuram Selvaraju:

    Ian's main concern is to get lower taxes for Pfizer through an inversion. He would rather be able to say he pulled this tax inversion off, and now I'm going to let Brent crack the whip and wield the axe.

  2. Bosnian Security Minister Dragan Mektic:

    These weapons have been increasingly used in terrorist attacks, and our colleagues from France have proposed that an expert network be formed in the Western Balkans to crack down on smugglers.

  3. Viviana Ramirez:

    He was quiet, he wouldn't talk much - and then he would crack jokes.

  4. Jamie Dimon:

    We haven't given up this one. We're going to take another crack at it, i've learned more about health care than I've ever wanted to.

  5. Wesley Jerilla:

    I lived life on the edge, i couldn't keep $5 in my pocket, I had to get crack.

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Translations for Crack

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  • الكراكArabic
  • цепнатина, процеп, пукване, пукнатина, саркастична забележка, трясъкBulgarian
  • badallCatalan, Valencian
  • křupnutí, rupnutí, štěrbina, vtip, puklina, škvíra, prasknutí, mezírka, trhlina, prasklina, vtípek, fórekCzech
  • sprækkeDanish
  • Knacks, Krachen, Riss, Spalte, Knall, Ritze, Sprung, einreißen, knallen, berstenGerman
  • ράγισμα, χαραμάδα, κρότος, τριγμός, ρωγμή, ρήγμα, κρακ, ευθυμία, ραγίζω, τρίζω, σπάω, τρελαίνομαι, κάνω κρότοGreek
  • grieta, estallido, broma, chiste, gallo, crack, piedra, rendija, raja, agrietarse, soltar gallosSpanish
  • praguEstonian
  • ترکPersian
  • läppä, vilaus, lohkaisu, crack, rusahdus, pamahdus, persvako, hulluttelu, jutustelu, äänenmurros, halkeama, kuulumiset, kahjo, rehentely, herja, hetki, murjaisu, rasahdus, räsähdys, pamaus, rako, murtokoodi, keskustelu, turina, kaheli, viikari, ratkaista, rikkoa, halkeilla, murtua, paukauttaa, murtaa, murjaista, sihauttaa, hajota, krakata, avata, rehennellä, särkyä, rasahtaa, pamauttaa, särkeä, krakkautua, haljeta, hajottaa, posauttaa, mennä rikki, rikkoutua, kaatua, mennä nurin, rusahtaa, raottaaFinnish
  • fissure, crack, craquement, plaisanterie, craquerFrench
  • repedésHungarian
  • ճաքArmenian
  • stecca, crepa, stonareItalian
  • 裂け目, ひび, 亀裂Japanese
  • قرته‌, درزKurdish
  • plaisaLatvian
  • Māori
  • пукнатина, процеп, цеп, пукање, досеткаMacedonian
  • retakanMalay
  • အက်Burmese
  • gekraak, breuk, crack, barst, spleet, krakenDutch
  • trzask, szparkaPolish
  • crec, racha, rego, estalo, craque, cofrinho, abertura, crack, estralar, craquearPortuguese
  • crăpătură, fisură, crăpaRomanian
  • трещина, треск, щель, тре́скаться, потре́скатьсяRussian
  • prasklina, škára, komentár (ironically), prasknutie, puklina, trhlina, štrbina, uštipačná poznámka, rozpučiťSlovak
  • spricka, springaSwedish

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