To crack a bottle
Crack Crack (kr[a^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cracked} (kr[a^]kt); 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts. [1913 Webster]

2. To rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze. [1913 Webster]

O, madam, my old heart is cracked. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He thought none poets till their brains were cracked. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip. [1913 Webster]

4. To utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

5. To cry up; to extol; -- followed by up. [Low] [1913 Webster]

{To crack a bottle}, to open the bottle and drink its contents.

{To crack a crib}, to commit burglary. [Slang]

{To crack on}, to put on; as, to crack on more sail, or more steam. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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