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Definition of "crack" []

  • To break or snap apart. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a sharp snapping sound. (verb-intransitive)
  • To break without complete separation of parts; fissure: The mirror cracked. (verb-intransitive)
  • To change sharply in pitch or timbre, as from hoarseness or emotion. Used of the voice. (verb-intransitive)
  • To break down; fail: The defendant's composure finally began to crack. (verb-intransitive)
  • To break or cause to break without complete separation of the parts (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To break or cause to break with a sudden sharp sound; snap (verb)
  • To make or cause to make a sudden sharp sound (verb)
  • To cause (the voice) to change tone or become harsh or (of the voice) to change tone, esp to a higher register; break (verb)
  • To fail or cause to fail (verb)
  • To yield or cause to yield (verb)
  • To hit with a forceful or resounding blow (verb)
  • To break into or force open (verb)
  • To solve or decipher (a code, problem, etc) (verb)
  • To tell (a joke, etc) (verb)
  • To break (a molecule) into smaller molecules or radicals by the action of heat, as in the distillation of petroleum (verb)
  • To open (esp a bottle) for drinking (verb)
  • To chat; gossip (verb)
  • To achieve (esp in the phrase crack it) (verb)
  • To find or catch (verb)
  • A sudden sharp noise (noun)
  • A break or fracture without complete separation of the two parts (noun)
  • A narrow opening or fissure (noun)
  • A resounding blow (noun)
  • A physical or mental defect; flaw (noun)
  • A moment or specific instant (noun)
  • A broken or cracked tone of voice, as a boy's during puberty (noun)
  • An attempt; opportunity to try (noun)
  • A gibe; wisecrack; joke (noun)
  • A person that excels (noun)
  • A talk; chat (noun)
  • A processed form of cocaine hydrochloride used as a stimulant. It is highly addictive (noun)
  • Fun; informal entertainment (noun)
  • A burglar or burglary (noun)
  • First-class; excellent (adjective)

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Use "crack" in a sentence
  • "Albret's nostrils expanded as he heard the _crack, crack, crack_ of the remorseless dog-whip whose sting drew him away from the vain pursuit."
  • "Galen Albret's nostrils expanded as he heard the _crack, crack, crack_ of the remorseless dog-whip whose sting drew him away from the vain pursuit."
  • "What more the skipper would have spoken remained unsaid, for _crack, crack, crack_! sounding smothered amongst the trees, came the reports of the rifles and the replies made by Don Ramon's vedettes as they were driven in, and the skipper's eyes flashed as he placed a little whistle to his lips and blew shrilly, bringing his own men together at the run."