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English adjective: cracking

1. cracking very good

SamplesHe did a bully job.
A neat sports car.
Had a great time at the party.
You look simply smashing.

Synonymsbang-up, bully, corking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, smashing, swell


Domain usagecolloquialism


English noun: cracking

1. cracking (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.

Synonymscrack, snap

Broader (hypernym)noise

2. cracking (act) the act of cracking something

Synonymscrack, fracture

Broader (hypernym)break, breakage, breaking

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

Broader (hypernym)chemical action, chemical change, chemical process

Narrower (hyponym)hydrocracking

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