HyperDic: crack

English > 24 senses of the word crack:
VERBchangecrack, check, breakbecome fractured
perceptioncrackmake a very sharp explosive sound
perceptioncrack, snapmake a sharp sound
contactcrackhit forcefully
changecrack, break throughpass through (a barrier)
changecrackbreak partially but keep its integrity
changecrack, snapbreak suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
socialcrackgain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions
emotioncrack, crack up, crock up, break up, collapsesuffer a nervous breakdown
communicationcracktell spontaneously
changecrackcause to become cracked
changecrackreduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
changecrackbreak into simpler molecules by means of heat
NOUNobjectcrack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissurea long narrow opening
artifactcrack, gapa narrow opening
shapecrack, crevice, cranny, fissure, chapa long narrow depression in a surface
eventcrack, cracking, snapa sudden sharp noise
statecrack, shota chance to do something
communicationcrack, wisecrack, sally, quipwitty remark
attributecracka blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts
artifactcrack, crack cocaine, tornadoa purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted
actcrack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offera usually brief attempt
actcrack, fracture, crackingthe act of cracking something
ADJECTIVEallcrack, ace, A-one, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch, topsof the highest quality
crack > pronunciation
Soundskrae'k
Rhymesaback ... zodiac: 126 rhymes with aek...
English > crack: 24 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf the highest quality.
Example "a crack shot"
Synonymsace, A-one, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch, tops
BroadersuperiorOf high or superior quality or performance
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishexcelente, gran, grande, magnífico
Catalanexcel·lent, gran, magnífic
English > crack: 24 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA long narrow opening.
Synonymscleft, crevice, fissure, scissure
NarrowerchapA crack in a lip caused usually by cold
chinkA narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
crevasseA deep fissure
fatigue crackA crack in metal resulting from metal fatigue
fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
riftA narrow fissure in rock / rock
slitA narrow fissure
splitA lengthwise crack in wood
vent, volcanoA fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
Broaderopening, gapAn open or empty space in or between things
Spanishfisura, grieta, hendidura, quebradura, quebraja, raja, rendija, resquebradura
Catalanclivella, esberla, escletxa, esquerda, fenedura, fissura
Verbscrackbreak partially but keep its integrity
English > crack: 24 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA narrow opening.
Example"he opened the window a crack"
Synonymgap
Narrowerlacuna, blankA blank gap or missing part
spark gapThe gap / gap between two high-potential terminals
BroaderopeningA vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
SpanishGap, intersticio, resquicio
Catalanescletxa, gap, interstici
English > crack: 24 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningA long narrow depression in a surface.
Synonymscrevice, cranny, fissure, chap
Broaderdepression, impression, imprintA concavity in a surface produced by pressing
Spanishfisura, grieta, hendedura, quebradura, quebraja, raja, rendija
Catalanclivella, escletxa, esquerda, fissura, trenc
English > crack: 24 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningA sudden sharp noise.
Examples
  • "the crack of a whip"
  • "he heard the cracking of the ice"
Synonymscracking, snap
Broadernoisesound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
Spanishchasquido, crujido
English > crack: 24 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningA chance to do something.
Synonymshot
Broaderopportunity, chanceA possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishintento
Catalanintent
English > crack: 24 senses > noun 6, communication
Meaningwitty remark.
Synonymswisecrack, sally, quip
Broaderremark, comment, inputA statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
Spanishagudeza, broma, chiste, chufleta, comentario burlón, cuchufleta, idea, ocurrencia, pulla, salida
Catalanacudit, agudesa, broma, sortida
Verbscracktell spontaneously
English > crack: 24 senses > noun 7, attribute
MeaningA blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts.
Example"there was a crack in the mirror"
NarrowercrazeA fine crack in a glaze or other surface
Broaderblemish, defect, marA mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
English > crack: 24 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive.
Synonymscrack cocaine, tornado
Broadercocaine, cocainA narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves
Spanishcrack, piedra
Catalancrack
English > crack: 24 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningA usually brief attempt.
Example"he took a crack at it"
Synonymsfling, go, pass, whirl, offer
Broaderattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
Spanishconato, disposición, pase, prueba, tentativa, vuelta
English > crack: 24 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningThe act of cracking something.
Synonymsfracture, cracking
Broaderbreakage, break, breakingThe act of breaking something
Spanishfractura, quebrantadura, rotura
Catalanesquerda, fractura
English > crack: 24 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome fractured; break or crack on the surface only.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe glass tubes crack; These glasses crack easily
Example"The glass cracked when it was heated"
Synonymscheck, break
Narrowercrackbreak partially but keep its integrity
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar tocheck, chinkmake cracks or chinks in
crackCause to become cracked
Spanishcomprobar, fracturarse, rajarse, resquebrajar, romperse, romper
Catalanesberlar-se, esquerdar-se, esquerdar, esquerdissar, fracturar-se, rompre's, rompre, trencar-se, trencar
English > crack: 24 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningmake a very sharp explosive sound.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"His gun cracked"
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Spanishestallar, restallar, reventar
Catalancruixir, esclatar, rebentar
Nounscrackerfirework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
crackinga sudden sharp noise
English > crack: 24 senses > verb 3, perception
Meaningmake a sharp sound.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsnap
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Spanishcastañetear, chasquear, crujir, restallar
Catalancarrisquejar, cruixir, esclafir, esclatar, espetegar, fer petar, petar
Nounscrackera party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops / pops when pulled at both ends
English > crack: 24 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaninghit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something
ModelThe fighter managed to crack his opponent
Example"The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"
BroaderhitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Spanishcrujir
Catalancarrisquejar, cruixir, petar
Nounscrackingthe act of cracking something
English > crack: 24 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningpass through (a barrier).
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"
Synonymbreak through
Broaderpassgo across or through
Spanishatravesar, penetrar, romper, traspasar
Catalanpenetrar, travessar, trencar
English > crack: 24 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningbreak partially but keep its integrity.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The glass cracked"
Narroweralligatorcrack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application
chapcrack due to dehydration
crazeDevelop a fine network of cracks
Broadercrack, check, breakBecome fractured
Spanishagrietarse, agrietar, cuartearse, cuartear, resquebrajar
Catalanclivellar, esquerdar-se, esquerdar, esquerdissar, fendre
Nounscracka long narrow opening
English > crack: 24 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningBreak suddenly and abruptly, as under tension.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsnap
Broaderbreak, separate, split up, fall apart, come apartBecome separated / separated into pieces or fragments
Spanishchasquear, estallar, partir
Catalanesclafir, espetegar, partir, petar
English > crack: 24 senses > verb 8, social
MeaningGain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "she cracked my password"
  • "crack a safe"
Broaderbreak in, breakEnter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
Nounscrackera programmer who cracks (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things
English > crack: 24 senses > verb 9, emotion
MeaningSuffer a nervous breakdown.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymscrack up, crock up, break up, collapse
Broadersuffer, sustain, have, getUndergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
Catalantenir un col·lapse nerviós
English > crack: 24 senses > verb 10, communication
Meaningtell spontaneously.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"crack a joke"
Broadertell, narrate, recount, recitenarrate or give a detailed account of
Nounscrackwitty remark
English > crack: 24 senses > verb 11, change
MeaningCause to become cracked.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey crack the glass tubes
Example"heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
Narrowercheck, chinkmake cracks or chinks in
fissurebreak into fissures or fine cracks
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar tocrack, check, breakBecome fractured
English > crack: 24 senses > verb 12, change
MeaningReduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Cause tocrackbreak into simpler molecules by means of heat
Broaderdecompose, break up, break downseparate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
Nounscrackingthe process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)
English > crack: 24 senses > verb 13, change
Meaningbreak into simpler molecules by means of heat.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The petroleum cracked"
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Caused bycrackReduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Nounscrackingthe process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)

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