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English adjective: crack

1. crack of the highest quality


SamplesAn 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.


SynonymsA-one, ace, first-rate, super, tiptop, top-notch, topnotch, tops


Similarsuperior


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsinferior


English noun: crack

1. crack (object) a long narrow opening


Synonymscleft, crevice, fissure, scissure


Broader (hypernym)gap, opening


Narrower (hyponym)break, chap, chink, crevasse, fatigue crack, fault, faulting, fracture, geological fault, rift, shift, slit, split, vent, volcano

2. crack (artifact) a narrow opening


SamplesHe opened the window a crack.


Synonymsgap


Broader (hypernym)opening


Narrower (hyponym)blank, lacuna, spark gap

3. crack (shape) a long narrow depression in a surface


Synonymschap, cranny, crevice, fissure


Broader (hypernym)depression, impression, imprint

4. crack (event) a sudden sharp noise


SamplesThe crack of a whip.
He heard the cracking of the ice.
He can hear the snap of a twig.


Synonymscracking, snap


Broader (hypernym)noise

5. crack (state) a chance to do something


SamplesHe wanted a shot at the champion.


Synonymsshot


Broader (hypernym)chance, opportunity


Domain usagecolloquialism

6. crack (communication) witty remark


Synonymsquip, sally, wisecrack


Broader (hypernym)comment, input, remark

7. crack (attribute) a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts


SamplesThere was a crack in the mirror.


Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar


Narrower (hyponym)craze

8. crack (artifact) a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive


Synonymscrack cocaine, tornado


Broader (hypernym)cocain, cocaine

9. crack (act) a usually brief attempt


SamplesHe took a crack at it.
I gave it a whirl.


Synonymsfling, go, offer, pass, whirl


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

10. crack (act) the act of cracking something


Synonymscracking, fracture


Broader (hypernym)break, breakage, breaking


English verb: crack

1. crack (change) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only


SamplesThe glass cracked when it was heated.


ExamplesThe glass tubes crack, These glasses crack easily


Synonymsbreak, check


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)crack


Verb groupcheck, chink, crack

2. crack (perception) make a very sharp explosive sound


SamplesHis gun cracked.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

3. crack (perception) make a sharp sound


SamplesHis fingers snapped.


Synonymssnap


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

4. crack (contact) hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise


SamplesThe teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to crack his opponent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)hit

5. crack (change) pass through (a barrier)


SamplesRegistrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county.


Synonymsbreak through


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass

6. crack (change) break partially but keep its integrity


SamplesThe glass cracked.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, check, crack


Narrower (hyponym)alligator, chap, craze

7. crack (change) break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension


SamplesThe pipe snapped.


Synonymssnap


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up

8. crack (social) gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions


SamplesShe cracked my password.
Crack a safe.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, break in

9. crack (emotion) suffer a nervous breakdown


Synonymsbreak up, collapse, crack up, crock up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)get, have, suffer, sustain

10. crack (communication) tell spontaneously


SamplesCrack a joke.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)narrate, recite, recount, tell

11. crack (change) cause to become cracked


SamplesHeat and light cracked the back of the leather chair.


ExamplesThey crack the glass tubes


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)check, chink, fissure


Verb groupbreak, check, crack

12. crack (change) reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break down, break up, decompose


Causecrack


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

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


SamplesThe petroleum cracked.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry









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