Definitions for crack
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word crack.
crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissurenoun
a long narrow opening
a narrow opening
"he opened the window a crack"
crevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chapnoun
a long narrow depression in a surface
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"
a chance to do something
"he wanted a shot at the champion"
wisecrack, crack, sally, quipnoun
a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts
"there was a crack in the mirror"
crack, crack cocaine, tornadonoun
a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offernoun
a usually brief attempt
"he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
fracture, crack, crackingadjective
the act of cracking something
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"
crack, check, breakverb
become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
"The glass cracked when it was heated"
make a very sharp explosive sound
"His gun cracked"
make a sharp sound
"his fingers snapped"
hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise
"The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"
break through, crackverb
pass through (a barrier)
"Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"
break partially but keep its integrity
"The glass cracked"
break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
"The pipe snapped"
gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions
"she cracked my password"; "crack a safe"
crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapseverb
suffer a nervous breakdown
"crack a joke"
cause to become cracked
"heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
break into simpler molecules by means of heat
"The petroleum cracked"
a witty remark; a wisecrack.
a chance or opportunity to do something; an attempt; as, I'll take a crack at it.
A thin and usually jagged space opened in a previously solid material.
A large crack had formed in the roadway.
A narrow opening.
A sharply humorous comment; a wisecrack.
I didn't appreciate that crack about my hairstyle.
A potent, relatively cheap, addictive variety of cocaine; often a rock, usually smoked through a crack-pipe.
The sharp sound made when solid material breaks.
The crack of the falling branch could be heard for miles.
Any sharp sound.
The crack of the bat hitting the ball.
An opportunity to attempt something.
I'd like to take a crack at that game.
I'm so horny even the crack of dawn isn't safe!
The space between the buttocks.
Pull up your pants! Your crack is showing.
Conviviality; fun; good conversation, chat, gossip, or humourous storytelling; good company.
What's the crack?
A program or procedure designed to circumvent restrictions or usage limits on software.
Has anyone got a crack for DocumentWriter 3.0?
a meaningful chat.
Extremely silly, absurd or off-the-wall ideas or prose.
Highly trained and competent.
Even a crack team of investigators would have trouble solving this case.
Excellent, first-rate, superior, top-notch.
She's a crack shot with that rifle.
To become debilitated by psychological pressure.
Anyone would crack after being hounded like that.
To yield under interrogation.
When we showed him the pictures of the murder scene, he cracked.
To make a cracking sound.
The bat cracked with authority and the ball went for six.
To change rapidly in register.
His voice cracked with emotion.
To alternate between high and low register in the process of eventually lowering.
His voice finally cracked when he was fourteen.
To make a sharply humorous comment.
"I would too, with a face like that," she cracked.
To make a crack or cracks in.
The ball cracked the window.
To break open or crush to small pieces by impact or stress.
You'll need a hammer to crack a black walnut.
To strike forcefully.
She cracked him over the head with her handbag.
To open slightly.
Could you please crack the window?
To cause to yield under interrogation or other pressure. (Figurative)
They managed to crack him on the third day.
To solve a difficult problem.
I've finally cracked it, and of course the answer is obvious in hindsight.
To overcome a security system or a component.
To cause to make a sharp sound.
To tell (a joke).
To break down (a complex molecule), especially with the application of heat: to pyrolyse.
Acetone is cracked to ketene and methane at 700 u00B0C.
To circumvent software restrictions such as regional coding or time limits.
That software licence will expire tomorrow unless we can crack it.
To open a canned beverage, or any packaged drink or food.
I'd love to crack open a beer.
To brag, boast.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: kraeck, Dutch.
Contusions, when great, do usually produce a fissure or crack of the skull, either in the same part where the blow was inflicted, or in the contrary part. Richard Wiseman.
At length it would crack in many places; and those cracks, as they dilated, would appear of a pretty good, but yet obscure and dark sky-colour. Isaac Newton, Opt.
If I say sooth, I must report, they were
As cannons overcharg’d with double cracks. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Now day appears, and with the day the king,
Whose early care had robb’d him of his rest:
Far off the cracks of falling houses ring,
And shrieks of subjects pierce his tender breast. Dryden.
A fourth? —— start eye!
What will the line stretch out to th’ crack of doom? William Shakespeare.
Vulcan was employed in hammering out thunderbolts, that every now and then flew up from the anvil with dreadful cracks and flashes. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 103.
And let us, Paladour, though now our voices
Have got the mannish crack, sing him to th’ ground. William Shakespeare.
Believe this crack to be in my dread mistress,
So sovereignly being honourable. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
I have invented projects for raising millions, without burthening the subject; but cannot get the parliament to listen to me, who look upon me as a crack and a projector. Joseph Addison, Spect.
Leasings, backbitings, and vain-glorious cracks,
All those against that fort did bend their batteries. Edmund Spenser.
Etymology: kraecken, Dutch.
Look to your pipes, and cover them with fresh and warm litter out of the stable, a good thickness, lest the frosts crack them. John Mortimer.
O, madam, my heart is crack’d, it’s crack’d. William Shakespeare.
Thou wilt quarrel with a man for cracking nuts, having no other reason but because thou hast hasel-eyes. William Shakespeare, Rom. and Jul.
Should some wild fig-tree take her native bent,
And heave below the gaudy monument,
Would crack the marble titles, and disperse
The characters of all the lying verse. John Dryden, Juv. Sat. 10.
Or as a lute, which in moist weather rings
Her knell alone, by cracking of her strings. John Donne.
Honour is like that glassy bubble,
That finds philosophers such trouble;
Whose least part crack’d, the whole does fly,
And wits are crack’d to find out why. Hudibras, p. ii. cant. 2.
Sir Balaam now, he lives like other folks;
He takes his chirping pint, he cracks his jokes. Alexander Pope, Epist.
You’ll crack a quart together! Ha, will you not? William Shakespeare.
Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide: in cities, mutinies; in countries, discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond cracked ’twixt son and father. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
I was ever of opinion, that the philosophers stone, and an holy war, were but the rendezvous of cracked brains, that wore their feather in their heads. Francis Bacon, Holy War.
He thought none poets till their brains were crackt. Wentworth Dillon.
By misfortune it cracked in the cooling, whereby we were reduced to make use of one part, which was straight and intire. Robert Boyle, Spring of the Air.
The credit not only of banks, but of exchequers, cracks when little comes in, and much goes out. John Dryden, Æn. Dedic.
I will board her, though she chide as loud
As thunder, when the clouds in autumn crack. William Shakespeare.
To look like her, are chimney-sweepers black.
And since her time are colliers counted bright.
And Ethiops of their sweet complexion crack.
Dark needs no candles now, for dark is light. William Shakespeare.
A crack is a thin line, split or break in something, often caused by pressure or damage. It can also refer to a sudden sharp or explosive sound. In another context, it can refer to the process of breaking into a secure system, solving a problem, or a powerful, highly addictive variant of cocaine. The definition varies based on the context in which it is used.
to break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts
to rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze
to cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip
to utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke
to cry up; to extol; -- followed by up
to burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without quite separating into parts
to be ruined or impaired; to fail
to utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound
to utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; -- with of
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
rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense
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
the tone of voice when changed at puberty
mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as, he has a crack
a crazy or crack-brained person
a boast; boasting
breach of chastity
a boy, generally a pert, lively boy
a brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack
free conversation; friendly chat
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
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.]
krak, n. (Scot.) a moment, an instant.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[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
"In a crack," immediately.
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.
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
Rank popularity for the word 'crack' in Nouns Frequency: #1958
Rank popularity for the word 'crack' in Verbs Frequency: #844
The numerical value of crack in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of crack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
I start going down, fast, and I hear crack, crack, crack, i start to scream,' Come on God, I want to see my son, I want to see my grandson. Don't let me die in this condition.'.
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
It’s cheap like crack cocaine, this is as close as we’ve come to a crack cocaine problem since 1995 in terms of the severe reactions, low prices, and that it’s available to young kids, and even homeless populations are now impacted.
Single cracks are usually not good. The crack, you know, in the crack, when I say crack, I mean when you are on the giving end of a rifle, you it's a much different sound than being on the receiving end of a rifle, that of a bullet that is supersonic makes a very distinctive crack. And when you hear that, and it's a single one, it generally is not good.
Complex trauma is what led many of my patients to get HIV in first place and gets them to remain depressed, stay addicted and have trouble adhering to their meds, medicine and HIV primary care has not considered these health issues to be in their domain and their responsibility. I've heard many clinicians brag about having patients on crack be undetectable in their viral load, as if HIV was going to kill them in the first place. It's not. Crack is going to kill them.
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Translations for crack
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- цепнатина, процеп, пукване, пукнатина, саркастична забележка, трясъкBulgarian
- badallCatalan, Valencian
- křupnutí, rupnutí, štěrbina, vtip, puklina, škvíra, prasknutí, mezírka, trhlina, prasklina, vtípek, fórekCzech
- 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
- 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
- stecca, crepa, stonareItalian
- 裂け目, ひび, 亀裂Japanese
- 금이 가다Korean
- قرته, درزKurdish
- пукнатина, процеп, цеп, пукање, досеткаMacedonian
- 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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