crack

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: crack

1
nv
a narrow opening
cause to become cracked
2
nv
a sudden sharp noise
make a sharp sound
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nv
witty remark
tell spontaneously
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v
reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
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n
a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
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n
a usually brief attempt
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adj
of the highest quality
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v
gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions
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v
pass through (a barrier)
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: crack
1

n a narrow opening

“he opened the window a crack
Synonyms:
gap
Types:
blank, lacuna
a blank gap or missing part
spark gap
the gap between two high-potential terminals
Type of:
opening
a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made

n a long narrow opening

Synonyms:
cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure
Examples:
Denali Fault
a major open geological fault in Alaska
San Andreas Fault
a major geological fault in California; runs from San Diego to San Francisco; the source of serious earthquakes
Types:
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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
break, fault, faulting, fracture, geological fault, shift
(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
rift
a narrow fissure in rock
slit
a narrow fissure
split
a lengthwise crack in wood
vent, volcano
a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
inclined fault
a geological fault in which one side is above the other
strike-slip fault
a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally
Type of:
gap, opening
an open or empty space in or between things

n a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts

“there was a crack in the mirror”
Types:
craze
a fine crack in a glaze or other surface
Type of:
blemish, defect, mar
a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

n a long narrow depression in a surface

Synonyms:
chap, cranny, crevice, fissure
Type of:
depression, impression, imprint
a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

n the act of cracking something

Synonyms:
cracking, fracture
Type of:
break, breakage, breaking
the act of breaking something

v cause to become cracked

“heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair”
Synonyms
break, check
become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
Types:
check, chink
make cracks or chinks in
fissure
break into fissures or fine cracks
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v break partially but keep its integrity

“The glass cracked
Types:
chap
crack due to dehydration
craze
develop a fine network of cracks
alligator
crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes
Type of:
break, check
become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

v become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

“The glass cracked when it was heated”
Synonyms:
break, check
check, chink
make cracks or chinks in
Types:
chap
crack due to dehydration
craze
develop a fine network of cracks
alligator
crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension

Synonyms:
snap
Type of:
break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up
become separated into pieces or fragments

v suffer a nervous breakdown

Synonyms:
break up, collapse, crack up, crock up
Type of:
get, have, suffer, sustain
undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
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n a sudden sharp noise

“the crack of a whip”
“he heard the cracking of the ice”
Synonyms:
cracking, snap
Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

v make a sharp sound

Synonyms:
snap
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

v make a very sharp explosive sound

“His gun cracked
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

v hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise

“The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler”
Type of:
hit
deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
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n witty remark

Synonyms:
quip, sally, wisecrack
Type of:
comment, input, remark
a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

v tell spontaneously

crack a joke”
Type of:
narrate, recite, recount, tell
narrate or give a detailed account of
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v reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking

Type of:
break down, break up, decompose
separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts

v break into simpler molecules by means of heat

“The petroleum cracked
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
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n a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive

Synonyms:
crack cocaine, tornado
Type of:
cocain, cocaine
a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive
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n a usually brief attempt

“he took a crack at it”
Synonyms:
fling, go, offer, pass, whirl
Type of:
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

n a chance to do something

Synonyms:
shot
Type of:
chance, opportunity
a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
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adj of the highest quality

“a crack shot”
Synonyms:
A-one, ace, first-rate, super, tiptop, top-notch, topnotch, tops
superior
of high or superior quality or performance
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v gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions

“she cracked my password”
crack a safe”
Type of:
break, break in
enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
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v pass through (a barrier)

“Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county”
Synonyms:
break through
Type of:
go across, go through, pass
go across or through
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