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crack

 (krăk)
v. cracked, crack·ing, cracks
v.intr.
1.
a. To break without complete separation of parts: The mirror cracked.
b. To break or snap apart: The branch cracked off and fell.
2. To make a sharp snapping sound: His knees cracked as he sat down.
3.
a. To break down; fail: The defendant's composure finally began to crack.
b. To have a mental or physical breakdown: cracked under the pressure.
4. To change sharply in pitch or timbre, as from hoarseness or emotion. Used of the voice.
5. To move or go rapidly: was cracking along at 70 miles an hour.
6. Chemistry To break into simpler molecules, often by means of heat or a catalyst.
v.tr.
1.
a. To cause to break without complete separation of parts: The pebble cracked the car's windshield. See Synonyms at break.
b. To cause to break with a sharp snapping sound: crack nuts.
c. To crush (corn or wheat, for example) into small pieces.
2.
a. To strike, especially with a sharp sound: cracked the intruder over the head with a lamp.
b. To cause to come into forceful contact with something, especially with a sharp sound: fell and cracked his head against the floor.
3. To open to a slight extent: crack a window to let in some air.
4. Informal
a. To break open or into: crack a safe.
b. To open up for use or consumption: crack a book; cracked a beer.
c. To break through (an obstacle) in order to win acceptance or acknowledgment: finally cracked the "men-only" rule at the club.
5. To discover the solution to, especially after considerable effort: crack a code.
6. To cause (the voice) to crack.
7. Informal To tell (a joke), especially on impulse or in an effective manner.
8. To cause to have a mental or physical breakdown.
9. To impair or destroy: Their rude remarks cracked his equanimity.
10. To reduce (petroleum) to simpler compounds by cracking.
n.
1.
a. A partial split or break; a fissure.
b. A slight narrow space: The window was open a crack.
c. Informal The fissure between the buttocks.
2. A sharp snapping sound, such as the report of a firearm.
3. A sharp resounding blow: gave him a crack on the head.
4.
a. A mental or physical impairment; a defect.
b. A breaking, harshly dissonant vocal tone or sound, as in hoarseness.
5. An attempt or try: gave him a crack at the job; took a crack at photography.
6. A witty or sarcastic remark. See Synonyms at joke.
7. A moment; an instant: at the crack of dawn.
8. Irish Fun had when socializing; social amusement.
9. Slang Crack cocaine.
adj.
Excelling in skill or achievement; first-rate: a crack shot; a crack tennis player.
Phrasal Verbs:
crack down
To act more forcefully to regulate, repress, or restrain: The police cracked down on speeding.
crack up Informal
1. To praise highly: He was simply not the genius he was cracked up to be.
2.
a. To damage or wreck (a vehicle or vessel): crack up a plane; crack up a boat.
b. To wreck a vehicle in an accident: cracked up on the expressway.
3. To have a mental or physical breakdown: crack up from overwork.
4. To experience or cause to experience a great deal of amusement: really cracked up when I heard that joke.
Idiom:
crack the whip
To behave in a domineering manner; demand hard work and efficiency from those under one's control.

[Middle English craken, from Old English cracian; see gerə- in Indo-European roots.]

crack

(kræk)
vb
1. to break or cause to break without complete separation of the parts: the vase was cracked but unbroken.
2. to break or cause to break with a sudden sharp sound; snap: to crack a nut.
3. to make or cause to make a sudden sharp sound: to crack a whip.
4. (Music, other) to cause (the voice) to change tone or become harsh or (of the voice) to change tone, esp to a higher register; break
5. informal to fail or cause to fail
6. to yield or cause to yield: to crack under torture.
7. (tr) to hit with a forceful or resounding blow
8. (tr) to break into or force open: to crack a safe.
9. (tr) to solve or decipher (a code, problem, etc)
10. (tr) informal to tell (a joke, etc)
11. (Chemistry) to break (a molecule) into smaller molecules or radicals by the action of heat, as in the distillation of petroleum
12. (tr) to open (esp a bottle) for drinking: let's crack another bottle.
13. (intr) dialect Scot and Northern English to chat; gossip
14. (tr) informal to achieve (esp in the phrase crack it)
15. (tr) informal Austral to find or catch: to crack a wave in surfing.
16. crack a smile informal to break into a smile
17. crack hardy crack hearty informal Austral and NZ to disguise one's discomfort, etc; put on a bold front
18. crack the whip informal to assert one's authority, esp to put people under pressure to work harder
n
19. a sudden sharp noise
20. (Pathology) a break or fracture without complete separation of the two parts: a crack in the window.
21. a narrow opening or fissure
22. informal a resounding blow
23. (Medicine) a physical or mental defect; flaw
24. a moment or specific instant: the crack of day.
25. (Physiology) a broken or cracked tone of voice, as a boy's during puberty
26. (often foll by at) informal an attempt; opportunity to try: he had a crack at the problem.
27. slang a gibe; wisecrack; joke
28. slang a person that excels
29. dialect Scot and Northern English a talk; chat
30. (Recreational Drugs) slang a processed form of cocaine hydrochloride used as a stimulant. It is highly addictive
31. informal chiefly Also: craic Irish fun; informal entertainment: the crack was great in here last night.
32. (Law) obsolete slang a burglar or burglary
33. crack of dawn
a. the very instant that the sun rises
b. very early in the morning
34. a fair crack of the whip informal a fair chance or opportunity
35. crack of doom doomsday; the end of the world; the Day of Judgment
adj
(prenominal) slang first-class; excellent: a crack shot.
[Old English cracian; related to Old High German krahhōn, Dutch kraken, Sanskrit gárjati he roars]

crack

(kræk)

v.i.
1. to break without separation of parts; become fissured.
2. to break with a sudden, sharp sound.
3. to make a sudden, sharp sound; snap.
4. (of the voice) to break abruptly and discordantly.
5. to break down, esp. under severe psychological pressure.
6. to decompose by being subjected to heat.
v.t.
7. to cause to make a sudden sharp sound: to crack a whip.
8. to break without separation of parts.
9. to break into many parts; break open or splinter: to crack walnuts.
10. to strike forcefully: to crack someone on the jaw.
11. to recount or tell: to crack jokes.
12. to cause to make a cracking sound: to crack one's knuckles.
13. to damage or weaken.
14. to make mentally unsound.
15. to make (the voice) harsh or unmanageable.
16. to solve: to crack a murder case.
17. Informal. to break into (a safe, vault, etc.).
18. to subject to the process of cracking, as in the distillation of petroleum.
19. Informal.
a. to open and drink (a bottle of wine, liquor, etc.).
b. to open slightly, as a window or door.
c. to open (a book) in order to study or read.
20. crack down, to take severe measures, esp. in enforcing laws or regulations (often fol. by on): to crack down on drug pushers.
21. crack up, Informal.
a. to suffer a mental or emotional breakdown.
b. to crash, as in an automobile or airplane.
c. to wreck (an automobile, airplane, or other vehicle).
d. to laugh or to cause to laugh unrestrainedly.
n.
22. a break without separation of parts; fissure.
23. a slight opening, as between boards in a floor or wall.
24. a sudden, sharp noise.
25. the snap of or as of a whip.
26. a resounding blow.
27. a witty or cutting remark.
28. a break in the tone of the voice.
29. a chance; try: I'd like a crack at that job.
30. highly addictive, purified cocaine in the form of pellets prepared for smoking.
31. a shot, as with a rifle.
32. Archaic. a burglar.
adj.
33. first-rate; excellent: a crack shot.
adv.
34. with a cracking sound.
Idioms:
1. crack the whip, to goad one's subordinates to work harder and more quickly.
2. get cracking, to get moving; hurry up: We're late - let's get cracking.
[before 1000; Middle English crak(k)en (v.), crak (n.), Old English cracian to resound; akin to Middle Dutch krāken, Old High German chrahhōn]

crack

- The "crack" of a whip is the miniature sonic boom that occurs as the tip breaks the sound barrier.
See also related terms for whip.

crack


Past participle: cracked
Gerund: cracking

Imperative
crack
crack
Present
I crack
you crack
he/she/it cracks
we crack
you crack
they crack
Preterite
I cracked
you cracked
he/she/it cracked
we cracked
you cracked
they cracked
Present Continuous
I am cracking
you are cracking
he/she/it is cracking
we are cracking
you are cracking
they are cracking
Present Perfect
I have cracked
you have cracked
he/she/it has cracked
we have cracked
you have cracked
they have cracked
Past Continuous
I was cracking
you were cracking
he/she/it was cracking
we were cracking
you were cracking
they were cracking
Past Perfect
I had cracked
you had cracked
he/she/it had cracked
we had cracked
you had cracked
they had cracked
Future
I will crack
you will crack
he/she/it will crack
we will crack
you will crack
they will crack
Future Perfect
I will have cracked
you will have cracked
he/she/it will have cracked
we will have cracked
you will have cracked
they will have cracked
Future Continuous
I will be cracking
you will be cracking
he/she/it will be cracking
we will be cracking
you will be cracking
they will be cracking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cracking
you have been cracking
he/she/it has been cracking
we have been cracking
you have been cracking
they have been cracking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cracking
you will have been cracking
he/she/it will have been cracking
we will have been cracking
you will have been cracking
they will have been cracking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cracking
you had been cracking
he/she/it had been cracking
we had been cracking
you had been cracking
they had been cracking
Conditional
I would crack
you would crack
he/she/it would crack
we would crack
you would crack
they would crack
Past Conditional
I would have cracked
you would have cracked
he/she/it would have cracked
we would have cracked
you would have cracked
they would have cracked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crack - a long narrow openingcrack - a long narrow opening    
chap - a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
chink - a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
crevasse - a deep fissure
fatigue crack - a crack in metal resulting from metal fatigue
faulting, geological fault, fracture, break, fault, shift - (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
opening, gap - an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
rift - a narrow fissure in rock
slit - a narrow fissure
split - a lengthwise crack in wood; "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"
volcano, vent - a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
2.crack - a narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack"
lacuna, blank - a blank gap or missing part
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
spark gap - the gap between two high-potential terminals
3.crack - a long narrow depression in a surfacecrack - a long narrow depression in a surface
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
4.crack - a sudden sharp noisecrack - a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
5.crack - a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
chance, opportunity - a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
6.crack - witty remark
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
7.crack - a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts; "there was a crack in the mirror"
blemish, mar, defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
craze - a fine crack in a glaze or other surface
8.crack - a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snortedcrack - a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
cocain, cocaine - a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive
9.crack - a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
10.crack - the act of cracking something
breaking, breakage, break - the act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable"
Verb1.crack - become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
chink, check - make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"
crack - cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
crack - break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked"
2.crack - make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
3.crack - make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
4.crack - hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise; "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
5.crack - pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
6.crack - break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked"
crack, check, break - become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
chap - crack due to dehydration; "My lips chap in this dry weather"
craze - develop a fine network of cracks; "Crazed ceramics"
alligator - crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes
7.crack - break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe snapped"
come apart, break, split up, fall apart, separate - become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
8.crack - gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions; "she cracked my password"; "crack a safe"
break in, break - enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act; "Someone broke in while I was on vacation"; "They broke into my car and stole my radio!"; "who broke into my account last night?"
9.crack - suffer a nervous breakdown
suffer, sustain, have, get - undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"
10.crack - tell spontaneously; "crack a joke"
recount, narrate, tell, recite - narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"
11.crack - cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
crack, check, break - become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
chink, check - make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"
fissure - break into fissures or fine cracks
12.crack - reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
decompose, break down, break up - separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
13.crack - break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
Adj.1.crack - of the highest qualitycrack - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"

crack

verb
1. break, split, burst, snap, fracture, splinter, craze, rive A gas main had cracked under my neighbour's garage. Crack the salt crust and you will find the skin just peels off the fish.
2. snap, ring, crash, burst, explode, crackle, pop, detonate Thunder cracked in the sky.
3. (Informal) hit, clip (informal), slap, smack, thump, buffet, clout (informal), cuff, whack, wallop (informal), chop She drew back her fist and cracked him on the jaw. He cracked his head on the pavement and was knocked out.
4. break, cleave Crack the eggs into a bowl.
5. solve, work out, resolve, interpret, clarify, clear up, fathom, decipher, suss (out) (slang), get to the bottom of, disentangle, elucidate, get the answer to He has finally cracked the code after years of painstaking research.
6. break down, collapse, yield, give in, give way, succumb, lose control, be overcome, go to pieces She's calm and strong, and will not crack under pressure.
noun
1. break, chink, gap, breach, fracture, rift, cleft, crevice, fissure, cranny, interstice She watched him though a crack in the curtains.
2. split, break, chip, breach, fracture, rupture, cleft The plate had a crack in it.
3. snap, pop, crash, burst, explosion, clap, report Suddenly there was a loud crack and glass flew into the air.
4. (Informal) blow, slap, smack, thump, buffet, clout (informal), cuff, whack, wallop (informal), clip (informal) He took a crack on the head during the game.
5. (Informal) attempt, go (informal), try, shot, opportunity, stab (informal) I'd love to have a crack at the title next year.
6. (Informal) joke, dig, insult, gag (informal), quip, jibe, wisecrack, witticism, funny remark, smart-alecky remark He made a nasty crack about her weight.
adjective
1. (Slang) first-class, choice, excellent, ace, elite, superior, world-class, first-rate, hand-picked He is said to be a crack shot.
crack down on something or someone suppress, crush, curb, repress, clamp down on, put a stop to, get tough on, come down hard on, be strict on new laws to crack down on vice
crack up (Informal)
1. have a breakdown, collapse, break down, go crazy (informal), go berserk, freak out (informal), go to pieces, go ape (slang), fly off the handle (informal), come apart at the seams (informal), throw a wobbly (slang), go off the deep end (informal), go apeshit (slang), go out of your mind, flip your lid (slang), go off your rocker (slang), go off your head (slang) He's going to crack up if he doesn't take a break soon.
2. burst out laughing, laugh, fall about (laughing), guffaw, roar with laughter, be in stitches, split your sides We all just cracked up when he told us.

crack

verb
1. To undergo partial breaking:
2. To make a sudden sharp, explosive noise:
3. To find the key to (a code, for example):
4. To give way mentally and emotionally:
break (down), collapse, snap.
Informal: crack up, fold.
5. To suddenly lose all health or strength:
Informal: crack up.
Slang: conk out.
Idiom: give way.
phrasal verb
crack up
1. Informal. To undergo wrecking:
Informal: pile up.
2. Informal. To give way mentally and emotionally:
Informal: fold.
3. Informal. To suddenly lose all health or strength:
Slang: conk out.
Idiom: give way.
noun
1. A sudden sharp, explosive noise:
2. A usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture:
3. A sudden sharp, powerful stroke:
Informal: bash, biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
4. A trying to do or make something:
Informal: shot.
Slang: take.
Archaic: assay.
5. A brief trial:
Informal: fling, shot, whack, whirl.
6. A flippant or sarcastic remark:
Slang: wisecrack.
7. A very brief time:
Informal: jiff, jiffy.
Chiefly British: tick.
adjective
Having or demonstrating a high degree of knowledge or skill:
Slang: crackerjack.
Translations
خَبيرشِق، فَلع، صدْعشَقّصَدْعصَدْع، شِق، كَسْر دقيق
prasklinaprasknoutpuklinaškvíraštěrbina
revnesmældsmældetydevittighed
crackmurtuamurtuma
napuklinanapuknutipukotina
bemondáselsütkrekkreccsenreped
brjótabrjóta uppbrotnabrotna niîurbrotna; smella
すき間割れる割れ目
강력 코카인균열금이 가다
aižytidriokstelėjimasgriežtos priemonėsįdaužaįdaužtas
asprātīga piezīmeatšifrētbelziensbrīkšķētbrīkšķis
prasknutierozlúsknuťzapraskať
počitipokrazpokatreti
crackspricka
แตกร้าวรอยแตกรอยร้าว
khe hỡlàm rạn nứtvết nứt

crack

[kræk]
A. N
1. (= fracture) (in plate, glass) → raja f; (in wall, ceiling, ice) → grieta f; (in skin) → grieta f (fig) (in system, relationship) → grieta f
to paper over the cracks (fig) → disimular las grietas
2. (= slight opening) → rendija f
I opened the door a crackabrí un poquito la puerta
3. (= noise) [of twigs] → crujido m; [of whip] → chasquido m; [of rifle] → estampido m, estallido m; [of thunder] → estampido m, estruendo m
to get a fair crack of the whiptener la oportunidad de demostrar lo que vale
to give sb a fair crack of the whipdar la oportunidad a algn de demostrar lo que vale
4. (= blow) → golpe m
he got a nasty crack on the headse llevó un buen golpe en la cabeza
5. (= attempt) → intento m
to have or take a crack at sthintentar algo
he was anxious to have the first crack at itestaba deseoso de ser el primero en intentarlo
6. (= joke, insult) → comentario m burlón
he made a silly crack about our new carhizo un chiste tonto sobre nuestro coche nuevo
7. (= drug) → crack m
8. at the crack of dawnal romper el alba
I'm not getting up at the crack of dawn! >¡no me voy a levantar con el canto del gallo!
9. (= fun) it's good crackes muy divertido
B. ADJ [team, sportsperson, troops] → de primera
he's a crack shotes un tirador de primera
C. VT
1. (= break) [+ glass, pottery] → rajar; [+ wood, ground, wall] → agrietar, resquebrajar; [+ ice] → resquebrajar; [+ skin] → agrietar (fig) [+ person] → derrotar
to crack sb's resolvehacerle perder la determinación a algn
2. (= break open) [+ nut] → cascar; [+ egg] → cascar, romper; [+ safe] → forzar (fig) [+ market] → entrar en, introducirse en; [+ drugs/spy ring] → desarticular
to crack (open) a bottle >abrir una botella
see also nut A2
3. (= hit) → golpear
he fell and cracked his head on the pavementse cayó y se golpeó la cabeza con la acera
4. (= cause to sound) [+ whip] → chasquear, restallar; [+ finger joints] → hacer crujir
to crack the whipapretarle a algn las clavijas
5. (= tell) [+ joke] → contar
to crack jokesbromear, contar chistes
6. (= solve) [+ problem, case] → resolver; [+ code] → descifrar
the police think they've cracked itla policía cree haberlo resuelto
7. to crack a smilesonreír
D. VI
1. (= break) [glass, pottery] → rajarse; [wall, wood, ground] → agrietarse, resquebrajarse; [ice] → resquebrajarse; [skin] → agrietarse
2. [voice] (with emotion) → quebrarse
3. (= yield, break down) [person] → desmoronarse
I thought his nerve would crackcreía que iba a perder el valor
to crack under the strain [person] → desmoronarse bajo la presión, sufrir una crisis nerviosa a cause de la presión; [relationship] → desmoronarse; [alliance] → desmoronarse or quebrantarse bajo la presión
4. (= make noise) [thunder] → retumbar; [whip] → chasquear; [dry wood, joints] → crujir
5. to get crackingponer manos a la obra
you'd better get crackingmás te vale poner manos a la obra
I promised to get cracking on or with the decoratingle prometí que empezaría a pintar inmediatamente
E. CPD crack cocaine Ncrack m
crack house N (Drugs) lugar donde se vende crack or cocaína dura
crack down VI + ADV to crack down (on sth/sb)tomar medidas enérgicas or duras (contra algo/algn)
crack up
A. VI + ADV
1. (= break down) [person] → desmoronarse, sufrir una crisis nerviosa; [relationship] → desmoronarse; [alliance] → desmoronarse, quebrantarse
2. (= laugh) → troncharse de risa
B. VT + ADV the film's not all it's cracked up to bela película no es tan buena como se dice
he's not all he's cracked up to beno es tan maravilloso como lo pintan

crack

[ˈkræk]
n
(= damage) (in wooden furniture, woodwork)fente f, fissure f; (in bone, dish, glass)fêlure f; (in wall)lézarde f
to paper over the cracks (mainly British) (= hide problems) → masquer les problèmes
(= gap) (in curtains)fente f
(= noise) (of branches, wood, glass)craquement m; (of thunder)coup m; (of gun)coup m, coup m sec
the crack of a whip → le claquement d'un fouet
to give sb a fair crack of the whip (British)donner sa chance à qn
They complained they did not get a fair crack of the whip → Ils se sont plaints parce qu'on ne leur a pas donné leur chance.
(= joke) → plaisanterie f
(= attempt) to have a crack → essayer
to have a crack at sth [+ championship, title] → essayer de remporter qch
I'll have a crack at it → Je vais faire une tentative.
at the crack of dawn (= very early) → au point du jour
(also crack cocaine) → crack m
vt
(= break) → casser
(= damage) [+ cup, glass, plate] → fêler; [+ wall, plaster] → lézarder; [+ bone] → fêler
[+ whip] → faire claquer
(= break open) [+ nut] → casser; [+ egg] → casser
(= solve) [+ problem] → résoudre; [+ code] → déchiffrer
(= make) to crack a joke → sortir une blague
vi
[window, dish, glass] → se fêler; [pipe] → se fêler
[whip] → claquer
(= lose control) [person] → craquer
to crack under sth [+ pressure, strain] → craquer sous qch
to get cracking (= get started) → s'y mettre (= hurry) → se magner
adj [athlete] → de première classe, d'élite; [regiment] → d'élite
crack down on
vt fus [+ crime] → sévir contre, réprimer; [+ criminals] → sévir contre; [+ bad drivers, wrongdoers] → prendre des mesures fermes contre
crack up
vi (= go mad) → être au bout de son rouleau, craquer
vt
it's not all it's cracked up to be → ce n'est pas aussi bien qu'on le ditcrack cocaine crack-cocaine ncrack m

crack

n
Riss m; (between floorboards etc) → Ritze f; (= wider hole etc)Spalte f; (= fine line: in pottery, glass etc) → Sprung m; leave the window open a cracklass das Fenster einen Spalt offen; at the crack of dawnin aller Frühe; to fall or slip through the cracks (US fig) → durch die Maschen schlüpfen
(= sharp noise, of wood etc breaking) → Knacks m; (of gun, whip)Knall (→ en nt no pl) m; (of thunder)Schlag m; at the crack of doombeim Jüngsten Gericht
(= sharp blow)Schlag m; to give somebody a crack on the headjdm eins auf den Kopf geben; to give oneself a crack on the headsich (dat)den Kopf anschlagen
(inf: = gibe) → Stichelei f; (= joke)Witz m; to make a crack about somebody/somethingeinen Witz über jdn/etw reißen
(inf: = attempt) to have a crack at somethingetw mal probieren (inf)
(Drugs) → Crack nt
(Ir, Brit inf) → tolle Zeit; tourists come to Ireland for the crackdie Touristen kommen wegen der tollen Atmosphäre nach Irland
(Brit vulg: = vagina) → Fotze f (vulg)
adj attrerstklassig; (Mil) → Elite-; crack shotMeisterschütze m, → Meisterschützin f
vt
(= make a crack in) glass, china, potteryeinen Sprung machen in (+acc); boneanbrechen, anknacksen (inf); skin, groundrissig machen; ground, iceeinen Riss/Risse machen in (+acc); to crack a ribsich (dat)eine Rippe anbrechen
(= break) nuts, safeknacken; (fig inf) codeknacken; case, problemlösen; to crack (open) a bottleeiner Flasche (dat)den Hals brechen; I’ve cracked it (= solved it)ich habs!
jokereißen
whipknallen mit; finger, jointknacken mit; to crack the whip (fig)die Peitsche schwingen, ein strenges Regiment führen
(= hit sharply)schlagen; he cracked his head against the pavementer krachte mit dem Kopf aufs Pflaster
(= distil) petroleumkracken; cracking plantKrackanlage f
vi
(= get a crack, pottery, glass) → einen Sprung/Sprünge bekommen, springen; (ice, road)einen Riss/Risse bekommen; (lips, skin)spröde or rissig werden; (bones)einen Knacks bekommen (inf); (= break)brechen; at last his stern face cracked and he laughedschließlich verzog sich seine ernste Miene zu einem Lachen
(= make a cracking sound, twigs, joints) → knacken, krachen; (whip, gun)knallen
(= hit sharply)schlagen, krachen
(= break: voice) (with emotion) → versagen; his voice is cracking/beginning to crack (boy)er ist im/kommt in den Stimmbruch
(inf) to get crackingloslegen (inf), → sich daranmachen; to get cracking with or on somethingmit etw loslegen (inf), → sich an etw (acc)machen; get cracking!los jetzt!; (= speed up)mach(t) mal ein bisschen Dampf! (inf)
= crack up VI; he cracked under the strainer ist unter der Belastung zusammengebrochen

crack

[kræk]
1. n
a. (split, slit, in glass, pottery) → incrinatura, scheggiatura; (in wall, plaster, ground, paint) → crepa, spaccatura; (in skin) → screpolatura
through the crack in the door (slight opening) → dalla fessura della porta
at the crack of dawn → alle prime luci dell'alba
b. (noise, of twigs) → scricchiolio, crepitio; (of whip) → schiocco; (of rifle, of gun) → colpo; (of thunder) → boato
c. (blow) a crack on the headuna botta in testa
d. (fam) (attempt) to have a crack at sthtentare qc
e. (fam) (joke, insult) → battuta
f. (Drugs) → crack m inv
2. vt
a. (break, glass, pottery) → incrinare; (wood) → schiantare; (nut) → schiacciare; (egg) → rompere (fig) (fam) (safe) → scassinare; (bottle) → stappare, aprire
to crack one's skull → spaccarsi la testa
to crack sb over the head → dare un colpo in testa a qn
b. (cause to sound, whip, finger joints) → (far) schioccare
to crack jokes (fam) → dire battute, scherzare
c. (case, mystery, solve) → risolvere; (code) → decifrare
3. vi
a. (break, pottery, glass) → incrinarsi; (ground, wall) → creparsi; (dry wood) → schiantarsi; (skin) → screpolarsi
to crack under the strain (person) → non reggere alla tensione
b. (whip) → schioccare; (dry wood) → scricchiolare
to get cracking (fam) → darsi una mossa
4. adj (team, regiment) → scelto/a; (athlete) → di prim'ordine
a crack shot → un tiratore infallibile
crack down vi + adv to crack down (on)prendere serie misure contro, porre freno a
crack up (fam)
1. vi + advcrollare
I must be cracking up! (hum) → sto dando i numeri!
2. vt + adv he's not all he's cracked up to benon è così meraviglioso come dicono

crack

(krӕk) verb
1. to (cause to) break partly without falling to pieces. The window cracked down the middle.
2. to break (open). He cracked the peanuts between his finger and thumb.
3. to make a sudden sharp sound of breaking. The twig cracked as I stepped on it.
4. to make (a joke). He's always cracking jokes.
5. to open (a safe) by illegal means.
6. to solve (a code).
7. to give in to torture or similar pressures. The spy finally cracked under their questioning and told them everything he knew.
noun
1. a split or break. There's a crack in this cup.
2. a narrow opening. The door opened a crack.
3. a sudden sharp sound. the crack of whip.
4. a blow. a crack on the jaw.
5. a joke. He made a crack about my big feet.
6. a very addictive drug. He died of too much crack with alcohol
adjective
expert. a crack racing-driver.
cracked adjective
1. damaged by cracks. a cracked cup.
2. crazy. She must be cracked!
crackdown noun
ˈcracker noun
1. a thin crisp biscuit.
2. a small exploding firework. fire crackers.
3. a decorated paper tube, containing paper hats etc, which gives a loud crack when pulled apart.
ˈcrackers adjective
crazy. You must be crackers to believe that!
crack a book, crack a book
(slang) to open a book in order to read or study. He always gets high marks in his exams although he hardly cracks a textbook.
crack down (on)
to act firmly against. The police have cracked down on drug dealers; to crack down on illegal immigration.
get cracking
to get moving quickly.
have a crack (at)
to have a try at.

crack

شَقّ, صَدْع, يَتَصَدَّعُ prasklina, prasknout, puklina revne Crack, Riss, zerspringen ραγίζω, ρήγμα, ρωγμή abertura, agrietar, grieta, rajar, rendija crack, murtua, murtuma fêlure, fendre, fente napuklina, napuknuti, pukotina crepa, fessura, spaccarsi すき間, 割れる, 割れ目 강력 코카인, 균열, 금이 가다 barst, barsten, kier crack, sprekk, sprekke crack, pęknąć, pęknięcie craque, quebrar, racha, rachadura треснуть, трещина, щель crack, spricka แตกร้าว, รอยแตก, รอยร้าว aralık, çatlak, çatlamak khe hỡ, làm rạn nứt, vết nứt 破裂, 缝隙, 裂缝

crack

n. rajadura, quebradura;
v. rajar, quebrar.

crack

n (bone, teeth) fisura, (skin) grieta; (cocaine) crack m, forma de cocaína que se fuma; vi agrietarse, partirse
References in classic literature ?
Ned, who was walking along in the darkness, clapped his open hand down on Tom's magazine he was carrying home to read again, and the resultant noise was a sharp crack.
Sometimes I went south to visit our German neighbours and to admire their catalpa grove, or to see the big elm tree that grew up out of a deep crack in the earth and had a hawk's nest in its branches.
Duncan already saw the knife gleaming in the air, when a whistling sound swept past him, and was rather accompanied than followed by the sharp crack of a rifle.
But all in all, taking her from truck to helm, considering the dimensions of the cook's boilers, including his own live parchment boilers; fore and aft, I say, the Samuel Enderby was a jolly ship; of good fare and plenty; fine flip and strong; crack fellows all, and capital from boot heels to hat-band.
The words were scarcely out of his mouth when there was a groan, and a crack, and a splitting sound, and tearing, crashing down among the other trees came an oak, torn up by the roots, and it fell right across the road just before us.
The thing to do is to crack every fighting head that you see, before there are so many fighting heads that you cannot crack any of them.
Shelby had dismissed Eliza for the night, her feverish and excited mind had suggested the idea of this closet; and she had hidden herself there, and, with her ear pressed close against the crack of the door, had lost not a word of the conversation.
He laid me out with a crusher alongside the head that made everything crack, and seemed to spring every joint in my skull and made it overlap its neighbor.
However, in the mean time it had transpired that the men employed to calk the raft had found that the leak was not a leak at all, but only a crack between the logs--a crack that belonged there, and was not dangerous, but had been magnified into a leak by the disordered imagination of the mate.
She found that the medicine did really diminish, but it did not occur to her that the boy was mending the health of a crack in the sitting-room floor with it.
No--nothing, except he seems so scary, and keeps his doors locked night and day both, and when you knock he won't let you in till he opens the door a crack and sees who it is.
Just another nut --or two nuts; let me crack them for you," said the Chipmunk.