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Definition 1: the act of cracking something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) the act of breaking something

"the breakage was unavoidable"

Definition 2: a usually brief attempt - [noun denoting act]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a crack at it
  • I gave it a whirl

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

Definition 3: a narrow opening - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he opened the window a crack

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made

"they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"

(... is a kind of crack ) a blank gap or missing part

(... is a kind of crack ) the gap between two high-potential terminals

Definition 4: a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive

Definition 5: a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a crack in the mirror

(crack is a kind of ...) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

"a facial blemish"

(... is a kind of crack ) a fine crack in a glaze or other surface

Definition 6: witty remark - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

"from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account" "we would appreciate input from our users on how we can improve our software"

Definition 7: a sudden sharp noise - [noun denoting event]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the crack of a whip
  • he heard the cracking of the ice
  • he can hear the snap of a twig

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 8: a long narrow opening - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) an open or empty space in or between things

"there was a small opening between the trees" "the explosion made a gap in the wall"

(... is a kind of crack ) a lengthwise crack in wood

"he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"

(... is a kind of crack ) a narrow fissure

(... is a kind of crack ) a narrow fissure in rock

(... is a kind of crack ) a crack in a lip caused usually by cold

(... is a kind of crack ) (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

"they built it right over a geological fault" "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"

(... is a kind of crack ) a crack in metal resulting from metal fatigue

(... is a kind of crack ) a deep fissure

(... is a kind of crack ) a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

(... is a kind of crack ) a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt

Definition 9: a long narrow depression in a surface - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

Definition 10: a chance to do something - [noun denoting state]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wanted a shot at the champion

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

"the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington" "now is your chance"

(crack is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 11: break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension - [verb of change]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pipe snapped

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) become separated into pieces or fragments

"The figurine broke" "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

Definition 12: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only - [verb of change]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The glass cracked when it was heated

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of crack ) break partially but keep its integrity

"The glass cracked"

(crack has a similar meaning as ...) make cracks or chinks in

"The heat checked the paint"

(crack has a similar meaning as ...) cause to become cracked

"heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"

Definition 13: break partially but keep its integrity - [verb of change]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The glass cracked

(crack is a kind of ...) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

"The glass cracked when it was heated"

(... is a kind of crack ) crack due to dehydration

"My lips chap in this dry weather"

(... is a kind of crack ) develop a fine network of cracks

"Crazed ceramics"

(... is a kind of crack ) crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes

Definition 14: cause to become cracked - [verb of change]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair

(crack is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of crack ) make cracks or chinks in

"The heat checked the paint"

(... is a kind of crack ) break into fissures or fine cracks

(crack has a similar meaning as ...) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

"The glass cracked when it was heated"

Definition 15: reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking - [verb of change]

(crack is a kind of ...) separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts

(crack causes ...) break into simpler molecules by means of heat

"The petroleum cracked"

(crack belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 16: break into simpler molecules by means of heat - [verb of change]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The petroleum cracked

(crack is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(crack belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 17: pass through (a barrier) - [verb of change]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

Definition 18: tell spontaneously - [verb of communication]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • crack a joke

(crack is a kind of ...) narrate or give a detailed account of

"Tell what happened" "The father told a story to his child"

Definition 19: hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise - [verb of contact]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler

(crack is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 20: suffer a nervous breakdown - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

"She suffered a fracture in the accident" "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars" "She got a bruise on her leg" "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"

Definition 21: make a sharp sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his fingers snapped

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 22: make a very sharp explosive sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His gun cracked

(crack is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she cracked my password
  • crack a safe

(crack is a kind of ...) enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act

"Someone broke in while I was on vacation" "They broke into my car and stole my radio!" "who broke into my account last night?"

Definition 24: of the highest quality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where crack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an ace reporter
  • a crack shot
  • a first-rate golfer
  • a super party
  • played top-notch tennis
  • an athlete in tiptop condition
  • she is absolutely tops

Synonyms for crack in the sense of this definition

(crack is similar to ...) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

(crack is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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