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crack

crack

 
 
pronunciation:
kraek
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
crack down on, crack up
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cracked, cracking, cracks
definition 1: to break apart with a snapping sound.
synonyms:
snap
similar words:
break, burst, flaw, fracture, pop, smash
definition 2: to break or snap but not into separate fragments.
synonyms:
fracture
similar words:
craze, flaw, furrow, gap, seam, split
definition 3: to make a sharp sound.
The rifle cracked.
synonyms:
bang, clap, snap
similar words:
clack, crash, slam
definition 4: to collapse or lose control under pressure.
She cracked during his illness.
synonyms:
break down, collapse, go to pieces
similar words:
break, flaw, succumb
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to break (something) but not into separate fragments; cause to snap.
synonyms:
crackle
similar words:
chink, fracture, snap
definition 2: to cause to make a sudden sharp noise.
synonyms:
snap
similar words:
clack, clap, slam
definition 3: to cause damage to; make ineffective.
The phone call cracked his concentration.
synonyms:
break
similar words:
disrupt, fracture, interrupt, rend, rupture, tear
definition 4: to figure out; find a solution to.
They cracked the secret code.
synonyms:
solve
similar words:
decipher, decode
definition 5: (informal) to break into (a safe or the like).
similar words:
break in
phrase: crack down on
phrase: crack up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sharp sound.
synonyms:
crackle, snap
similar words:
clack, clap, crash, pop, report, slam
definition 2: a partial separation in something.
a crack in the foundation
 
synonyms:
breach, break, cleft, fissure, fracture, gap
similar words:
flaw, rent, rift, rupture, split
definition 3: a narrow opening.
a crack in the curtains
synonyms:
chink, crevice, slit
similar words:
aperture, cleft, fissure, gap, groove, slot, split
definition 4: (informal) a chance; attempt.
He would like to take a crack at sailing.
synonyms:
go
similar words:
chance, try, whirl
definition 5: (informal) a sharp remark.
She made an unfriendly crack about his wife.
synonyms:
dig, gibe
similar words:
quip, retort
definition 6: (slang) a highly addictive form of purified cocaine that is smoked in a pipe.
similar words:
cocaine