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crack

noun

1 crack

A long narrow opening.

synonyms: cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure.

Roget 44: disjunction, disconnection, disunity, disunion, disassociation, disengagement; discontinuity etc. 70; abjunction; cataclasm; inconnection; abstraction, abstractedness; ... show more

Roget 113: instantaneity, instantaneousness, immediacy; suddenness, abruptness.    moment, instant, second, minute; twinkling, trice, flash, breath, ... show more

Roget 198: interval, interspace; separation etc. 44; break, gap, opening; hole etc. 260; chasm, hiatus, caesura; ... show more

Roget 259: furrow, groove, rut, sulcus [Anat.], scratch, streak, striae, crack, score, incision, slit; chamfer, fluting; ... show more

Dutch: barst, berst, breuk, fissuur, kier, reet, scheur, spleet
Polish: rozszczep, rozszczepienie, szczelina, szpara



2 crack

A narrow opening:
— He opened the window a crack.

synonym: gap.

Roget 70: discontinuity; disjunction etc. 44; anacoluthon; interruption, break, fracture, flaw, fault, crack, cut; gap etc. ... show more

3 crack

A long narrow depression in a surface.

synonyms: chap, cranny, crevice, fissure.

4 crack

A sudden sharp noise:
— The crack of a whip.
— He heard the cracking of the ice.

synonyms: cracking, snap.

5 crack

A chance to do something.

synonym: shot.

6 crack

Witty remark.

synonyms: quip, sally, wisecrack.

7 crack

A blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts.

8 crack

A purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive.

synonyms: crack cocaine, tornado.

Dutch: crack
Polish: crack

9 crack

A usually brief attempt:
— He took a crack at it.

synonyms: fling, go, offer, pass, whirl.

Dutch: bod

10 crack

The act of cracking something.

synonyms: cracking, fracture.

verb

1 crack

Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only:
— The glass cracked when it was heated.

synonyms: break, check.

Roget 480a: discover, find, determine, evolve, learn etc. 539; fix upon; pick up; find out, trace out, make out, hunt out, fish out, ... show more

Roget 44: be disjoined &c.; come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose.    disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair; ... show more

Roget 328: be brittle etc. adj.; live in a glass house.    break, crack, snap, split, shiver, splinter, crumble, break short, burst, fly, ... show more

Roget 884: boast, make a boast of, brag, vaunt, Puff, show off, flourish, crake, crack, trumpet, strut, swagger, vapor; blague, ... show more

Dutch: barsten, bersten, kloven, kraken

2 crack

Make a very sharp explosive sound.

3 crack

Make a sharp sound.

synonym: snap.

Roget 406: rap, snap, tap, knock, ping; click; clash; crack, crackle; crash; pop; slam, bang, blast, ... show more

Dutch: knappen

4 crack

Hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise.

5 crack

Pass through (a barrier):
— Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county.

synonym: break through.

6 crack

Break partially but keep its integrity.

Dutch: knakken, knikken

7 crack

Break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension.

synonym: snap.

8 crack

Gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions.

9 crack

Suffer a nervous breakdown.

synonyms: break up, collapse, crack up, crock up.

Dutch: doldraaien, doordraaien, inklappen, instorten, inzakken

10 crack

Tell spontaneously.

11 crack

Cause to become cracked.

12 crack

Reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking.

13 crack

Break into simpler molecules by means of heat.

adjective

1 crack

Of the highest quality:
— A crack shot.

synonyms: A-one, ace, first-rate, super, tiptop, top-notch, topnotch, tops.

Roget 698: skillful, dexterous, adroit, expert, apt, handy, quick, deft, ready, gain; slick, smart etc. (active) ... show more

Roget 648: harmless, hurtless; unobnoxious, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive.    beneficial, valuable, of value; serviceable etc. (useful) 644; advantageous, ... show more

Polish: topowy


Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Daedalian, Parthian shot, above par, abrade, abrasion, abysm, abyss, account for, ace, address, adept, adroit, allegation, allegorize, alligator, answer, aperture, aphorism, apostrophe, apothegm ... show more.

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