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crack

crack

 
pronunciation:
kraek
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
crack down on, crack up
part of speech: verb
inflections: cracked, cracking, cracks
definition 1: to break apart with a snapping sound.
The old tree branch cracked under the weight of the child.
synonyms:
snap
similar words:
break, burst, fracture, pop, smash
definition 2: to break or snap but not into separate pieces.
The plate cracked, but it's still useful.
synonyms:
fracture
similar words:
furrow, split
definition 3: to make a sharp sound.
The rifle cracked loudly in the quiet forest.
synonyms:
bang, snap
similar words:
crash, slam
definition 4: to hit and break, but not into separate pieces; cause to snap.
A stone cracked the car windshield.
similar words:
fracture, snap
definition 5: to cause to make a sudden sharp noise.
The lion tamer cracked the whip.
synonyms:
snap
similar words:
clap, slam
definition 6: to figure out; find a solution to.
They cracked the secret code.
synonyms:
solve
similar words:
decipher, decode
phrase: crack down on
phrase: crack up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sharp sound.
The loud crack of thunder frightened him.
synonyms:
crackle, snap
similar words:
clap, crash, pop, slam
definition 2: a narrow break in the surface of something.
There is a crack in the wall.
 
synonyms:
breach, break, cleft, fracture, gap
similar words:
flaw, rupture, split
definition 3: a narrow opening.
Daylight came through a crack in the curtains.
synonyms:
chink, slit
similar words:
aperture, cleft, gap, groove, slot, split