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

Synonyms for cracking in the sense of this definition

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

"the breakage was unavoidable"

Definition 2: a sudden sharp noise - [noun denoting event]

Samples where cracking 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 cracking in the sense of this definition

(cracking 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 3: the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process) - [noun denoting process]

(cracking is a kind of ...) (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

(... is a kind of cracking ) the process whereby hydrocarbon molecules of petroleum are broken down into kerosene and gasolene by the addition of hydrogen under high pressure in the presence of a catalyst

Definition 4: very good - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • he did a bully job
  • a neat sports car
  • had a great time at the party
  • you look simply smashing
  • we had a grand old time

Synonyms for cracking in the sense of this definition

(cracking is similar to ...) having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

"good news from the hospital" "a good report card" "when she was good she was very very good" "a good knife is one good for cutting" "this stump will make a good picnic table" "a good check" "a good joke" "a good exterior paint" "a good secretary" "a good dress for the office"

(cracking 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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