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Definition of Crack

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split, fracture; make a loud sharp noise; whip; open a little
fracture, split; loud sharp noise; blow; witty remark; form of cocaine
excellent, first-rate
Crack Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Crack Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Of superior excellence; having qualities to be boasted of.
A boast; boasting.
A boy, generally a pert, lively boy.
A brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack.
A crazy or crack-brained person.
A partial separation of parts, with or without a perceptible opening; a chink or fissure; a narrow breach; a crevice; as, a crack in timber, or in a wall, or in glass.
A sharp, sudden sound or report; the sound of anything suddenly burst or broken; as, the crack of a falling house; the crack of thunder; the crack of a whip.
Breach of chastity.
Free conversation; friendly chat.
Mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as, he has a crack.
Rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense.
The tone of voice when changed at puberty.
(v. i.)
To be ruined or impaired; to fail.
(v. i.)
To burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without quite separating into parts.
(v. i.)
To utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound.
(v. i.)
To utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; -- with of.
(v. t.)
To break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts.
(v. t.)
To cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip.
(v. t.)
To cry up; to extol; -- followed by up.
(v. t.)
To rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze.
(v. t.)
To utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\crack\, v. i.
1. to burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without quite separating into parts. by misfortune it cracked in the coling. the mirror cracked from side to side.
2. to be ruined or impaired; to fail. [collog.] the credit of exchequers cracks, when little comes in and much goes out.
3. to utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound. as thunder when the clouds in autumn crack.
4. to utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; -- with of. [archaic.] ethoipes of their sweet complexion crack.
\crack\ (krăk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. cracked (krăkt); p. pr. & vb. n. cracking.] [oe. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, as. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to d. kraken, g. krachen; cf. skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. cf. crake, cracknel, creak.] 1. to break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts.
2. to rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze. o, madam, my old heart is cracked. he thought none poets till their brains were cracked.
3. to cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip.
4. to utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke. jonson.
5. to cry up; to extol; -- followed by up. [low]

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 sand crack 
 to crack a bottle 
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 crack up 
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English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Agenu = v. to crack, to cleave
Clec = n. crack, smack
Clecian = v. to crack, to smack
Shakespeare Words
a loud noise, clap A forward boy
Australian Slang
1. break into (a safe, vault, etc.); 2. gain unauthorised access to a computer; break the security code on a piece of software; to break an encryption code; 3. solve (a mystery, etc.); 4. obtain: “crack an invite”; 5. tell (a joke); say (something humorous): “cracked a funny”; 6. open and drink (a bottle of wine, etc.): “Let's crack a bottle of champers”; 7. give way to pressure; 8. win a free game on a pinball machine; 9. try; an opportunity or chance: “I'd like a crack at that job”; 10. anal cleft; the anus; 11. joke; gibe; 12. highly-addictive form of cocaine prepared for smoking; 13. (offensive) the vagina or vulva; 14. (computers) file with information about cracking computer games, giving cheat codes, instructions, patches, etc.; 15. of superior excellence; first-rate: “a crack rider”
(of one's stomach) distended from having eaten a great deal
become violent or angry
get an erection, get a boner
express extreme anger or rage
to open a can of beer
have obtained sexual intercourse; be successful
to make a pass at; chat up; seduce
urge to greater effort
1. suffer a physical, mental or moral breakdown; 2. break into controllable laughter; 3. cause to laugh uncontrollably; amuse
(something) as described; as it is supposed to be: "It isn't all it's cracked up to be"
addict of the drug crack cocaine
1. first-rate; fine; excellent; 2. fast; vigorous: "a cracking pace"
eccentric or insane person; eccentric; insane; impractical
crack of dawn
an appeal for justice
start an activity, especially energetically
get up early
1. difficult question, undertaking, or problem; 2. person who is difficult to convince, understand, or know
to give something a try
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
1. synthetic drug, extremely addictive
2. the vagina, Particularly vulgar expression
3. between the buttocks
4. (As the crack) the situation, the news, the gossip; from the Irish craic:"So what's the crack with this arguement you and Sonya have been having?"
5. see also what's crackin

Low Life Glossary
noun. Crystalline cocaine, usually smoked or inhaled.
WordNet 2.0

1. a long narrow opening
(synonym) cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure
(hypernym) opening, gap
(hyponym) chap
2. a narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack"
(synonym) gap
(hypernym) opening
(hyponym) lacuna, blank
3. a long narrow depression in a surface
(synonym) crevice, cranny, fissure, chap
(hypernym) depression, impression, imprint
4. a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"
(synonym) cracking, snap
(hypernym) noise
5. a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"
(synonym) shot
(hypernym) opportunity, chance
(classification) colloquialism
6. witty remark
(synonym) wisecrack, sally, quip
(hypernym) remark, comment
7. a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts; "there was a crack in the mirror"
(hypernym) blemish, defect, mar
(hyponym) craze
8. a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted
(synonym) tornado
(hypernym) cocaine, cocain
9. a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
(synonym) fling, go, pass, whirl, offer
(hypernym) attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
10. the act of cracking something
(synonym) fracture, cracking
(hypernym) breakage, break, breaking

1. become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
(synonym) check, break
(hypernym) change
(verb-group) check, chink
2. make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked"
(hypernym) sound, go
(derivation) firecracker, cracker, banger
3. make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"
(synonym) snap
(hypernym) sound, go
(derivation) cracker, snapper, cracker bonbon
4. hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise; "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"
(hypernym) hit
(derivation) fracture, cracking
5. pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"
(synonym) break through
(hypernym) pass, go through, go across
6. break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked"
(hypernym) check, break
(hyponym) chap
(derivation) cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure
7. break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The rope snapped"
(synonym) snap
(hypernym) break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart
8. suffer a nervous breakdown
(synonym) crack up, crock up, break up, collapse
(hypernym) suffer, sustain, have, get
9. tell spontaneously; "crack a joke"
(hypernym) tell, narrate, recount, recite
(derivation) wisecrack, sally, quip
10. cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(hyponym) check, chink
(verb-group) check, break
11. reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
(hypernym) decompose, break up, break down
(derivation) cracking
(classification) chemistry, chemical science
12. break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked"
(hypernym) change
(derivation) cracking
(classification) chemistry, chemical science

1. of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"
(synonym) ace, A-one, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, tops(p)
(similar) superior
(classification) colloquialism
Crack Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
A fracture without complete separation into parts, except that castings with shrinkage cracks or hot tears that do not significantly diminish the strength of the member are not considered to be cracked. (49CFR229)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Crack Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
A stress-induced separation of the metal which, without any other influence, is insufficient in extent to cause complete rupture of the material.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
1. A fracture in something which does not split it open. A hairline crack is a very narrow fracture which is often barely visible with the naked eye.
2. To open something just a little.
Crack Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
An Everquest Glossary
(n.) 1. The Enchanter spell Clarity, or any similar mana-refreshing effect. cf. mana crack. 2. EverQuest, the addiction. e.g. "See ya later, hon - I'm off to play some crack."
Internet Glossary
(1) To break into a computer system. The term was coined in the mid-80s by hackers who wanted to differentiate themselves from individuals whose sole purpose is to sneak through security systems. Whereas crackers sole aim is to break into secure systems, hackers are more interested in gaining knowledge about computer systems and possibly using this knowledge for playful pranks. Although hackers still argue that there's a big difference between what they do and what crackers do, the mass media has failed to understand the distinction, so the two terms -- hack and crack -- are often used interchangeably.

(2) To copy commercial software illegally by breaking (cracking) the various copy-protection and registration techniques being used.

Crack Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Crack may refer to:
  • Crack cocaine, the freebase form of cocaine that can be smoked.
  • Crack, a fracture or discontinuation in a body
  • In geology, a crack or fracture in a rock

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Crak! (sometimes Crack!) is a 1963 pop art lithograph by Roy Lichtenstein in his comic book style of using Ben-Day dots and a text balloon. It was used in marketing materials for one of Lichtenstein's early shows. It is one of several of his works related to military art and monocular vision.

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Crack Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
To allow one's good play to suffer when under pressure.
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A snare drum sound in which the sharp attack of the stick on the head of the snare has been boosted for emphasis at around 5 to 10 kHz.
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(n) Synthetic drug, extremely addictive.
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(n) Synthetic drug, extremely addictive.
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