What does crack mean?

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

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"

GCIDE

  1. Crack(n.)

    a witty remark; a wisecrack.

  2. Crack(n.)

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

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

    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. Crack(verb)

    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. Crack(verb)

    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. Crack(verb)

    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. Crack(verb)

    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. Crack(verb)

    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. Crack(verb)

    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. Crack(verb)

    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. Crack(verb)

    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. 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

    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. Crack(noun)

    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. 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

    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. Crack(noun)

    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. Crack(noun)

    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. Crack(noun)

    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. Crack(noun)

    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. Crack(noun)

    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. Crack(noun)

    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. Crack(noun)

    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. Crack(noun)

    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. Crack(adj)

    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. crack(noun)

    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. crack(adjective)

    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. Fred Ruckel:

    Amazon is, without a doubt, Kickstarter on steroids, it’s adrenaline. It’s like crack -- ahhhhhh, all day long.

  2. Dave Chernosky:

    We looked at each other, and he just smacked me in the side of the head and spun me around and got me again on the back, i literally heard it crack on my head. A bear paw is not soft and cushy.

  3. De Kock:

    What the hell, let's have a crack at it.

  4. Jim Hall:

    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.

  5. Taylor Collins:

    For us, the biggest obstacle was creating a shelf stable product that didn’t have a bunch of preservatives in it, it took us about a year and a half to crack the code.

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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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