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Definition of "crack-up" [crack-up]

  • A mental or physical breakdown (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "crack-up" in a sentence
  • "Like the sight of relief workers pouring into devastated areas, nothing so heartens reporters chronicling the gut-wrenching story of a Hollywood celebrity crack-up as the sight of e-mails streaming in to offer unsolicited assistance in the form of easy quotes from academics, lawyers, and other aspiring talking heads."
  • "This is the Virginia crack-up happening in slow motion."
  • "Perhaps Mr. Obama wants a crack-up to portray Republicans as extreme."