crack

  • 41 crack — 1 verb 1 BREAK (I, T) to break or make something break so that it gets one or more lines on its surface: Don t put that delicate china in the dishwasher it may crack. | She fell off her bike and cracked a bone in her leg. 2 LOUD SOUND (I, T) to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 42 crack — 1. crack [ krak ] n. m. • 1854; mot angl. « fameux », de to crack « craquer, se vanter » 1 ♦ Poulain préféré, dans une écurie de course. 2 ♦ Fam. C est un crack, un sujet remarquable. ⇒ as, champion. C est un crack en mathématiques. ⊗ HOM. Crac,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 43 crack — crack1 [ kræk ] verb ** ▸ 1 break so line appears ▸ 2 break something open ▸ 3 make short loud noise ▸ 4 hit part of body hard ▸ 5 solve problem/mystery ▸ 6 lose control of yourself ▸ 7 when voice shakes ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive to damage… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 44 crack — I [[t]kræ̱k[/t]] VERB USES ♦♦♦ cracks, cracking, cracked 1) V ERG If something hard cracks, or if you crack it, it becomes slightly damaged, with lines appearing on its surface. A gas main had cracked under my neighbour s garage and gas had… …

    English dictionary

  • 45 crack — I UK [kræk] / US verb Word forms crack : present tense I/you/we/they crack he/she/it cracks present participle cracking past tense cracked past participle cracked ** 1) a) [transitive] to damage something so that a line or long narrow hole… …

    English dictionary

  • 46 crack — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 line on the surface of sth where it has broken ADJECTIVE ▪ big, deep, huge, large, long, serious (esp. BrE) ▪ short, small …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 47 crack — /kræk / (say krak) verb (i) 1. to make a sudden, sharp sound in, or as in, breaking; snap, as a whip. 2. to break with a sudden, sharp sound. 3. to break without complete separation of parts; become fissured. 4. (of the voice) to break abruptly… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 48 crack — n., v., & adj. n. 1 a a sudden sharp or explosive noise (the crack of a whip; a rifle crack). b (in a voice) a sudden harshness or change in pitch. 2 a sharp blow (a crack on the head). 3 a a narrow opening formed by a break (entered through a… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 49 Crack — Crack1 〈[kræ̣k] m. 6〉 1. Spitzensportler od. Spitzenwissenschaftler 2. hervorragendes Rennpferd [engl., u. a. „Elite, erstklassiger Sportler“] Crack2 〈[kræ̣k] n.; s; unz.〉 (vor allem in den USA verbreitetes) kokainhaltiges Rauschmittel, aus… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 50 crack — I. verb Etymology: Middle English crakken, from Old English cracian; akin to Old High German chrahhōn to resound Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to make a very sharp explosive sound < the whip cracks through the air > 2. to break,… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 51 crack — crackable, adj. crackless, adj. /krak/, v.i. 1. to break without complete separation of parts; become fissured: The plate cracked when I dropped it, but it was still usable. 2. to break with a sudden, sharp sound: The branch cracked under the… …

    Universalium

  • 52 crack — n. remark (colloq.) 1) to make a crack 2) a dirty, nasty crack 3) a crack that (her crack that you are always late was unjustified) moment 4) at the crack of dawn attempt 5) to have a crack at (let s have a crack at it) * * * [kræk] nasty crack [ …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 53 crack — 1. n. the gap between the buttocks. □ You can take your old summons and stick it up your crack! □ You wanna get kicked in the crack? 2. n. the gap between the lips of the vulva. (Usually objectionable.) □ He screamed something rude about her… …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 54 crack*/ — [kræk] verb I 1) [I/T] if something cracks, or if you crack it, a line or long narrow hole appears on its surface, but it does not break into pieces The ice was starting to crack at the edges.[/ex] I dropped a plate and cracked it.[/ex] 2) [T] to …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 55 crack — [[t]kræk[/t]] 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… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 56 crack — n 1. a purified, addictive form of cocaine. When pellets of crack are smoked they fizz and crackle, which is probably the origin of the name, reinforced by the precedent of smack. The drug became popular in the USA in 1985, but was first… …

    Contemporary slang

  • 57 crack — noun 1》 a narrow opening between two parts of something which has split or been broken. 2》 a sudden sharp or explosive noise.     ↘a sharp blow. 3》 informal a joke or jibe. 4》 (also craic) chiefly Irish enjoyable entertainment; a good time.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 58 Crack — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.  Pour les articles homophones, voir Krach et Krak. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia  …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 59 crack — I 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… …

    English dialects glossary

  • 60 crack — 1. noun 1) a crack in the glass Syn: split, break, chip, fracture, rupture; crazing 2) a crack between two rocks Syn: space, gap, crevice, fissure, cleft, breach …

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