crack-up

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crack·up

or crack-up  (krăk′ŭp′)
n. Informal
1. A crash, as one involving an airplane or automobile.
2. A mental or physical breakdown.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crack-up - a mental or physical breakdown
collapse, prostration - an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion; "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"
nervous breakdown - a severe or incapacitating emotional disorder
Translations

crack-up

[ˈkrækʌp] N (Med) → crisis f inv nerviosa, colapso m nervioso (Fin etc) → quiebra f

crack-up

[ˈkrækˌʌp] n (fam) → crollo
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