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Definition of "cracks" [cracks]

  • To break or cause to break without complete separation of the parts (verb)
  • 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)
  • Plural form of crack. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of crack. (verb)

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Use "cracks" in a sentence
  • "The shot was answered with a series of cracks from the other side of the room, where a group of policemen had joined in the gunfight."
  • "Even the best college support systems are often inadequate to the challenge, and the number of students who slip through the cracks is very high."
  • "Bacteria have also been shown to be able to survive virtually hard vacuum, which raises the interesting possibility that the earliest living cells originated in cracks in rocks in space, and arrived on Earth via infalling bolides."