Definition and Meanings for crack

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Part of Speech of crack

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun, adjective

Etymology of crack

oe. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, as. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to d. kraken, g. krachen; cf. skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin. cf. crake, cracknel, creak

Meaning of crack

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts.
  • to rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze.
  • to cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip.
  • to utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke.
  • to cry up; to extol; -- followed by up.

as intransitive verb

  • to burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without quite separating into parts.
  • to be ruined or impaired; to fail.
  • to utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound.
  • to utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; -- with of.

as noun

  • a partial separation of parts, with or without a perceptible opening; a chink or fissure; a narrow breach; a crevice; as, a crack in timber, or in a wall, or in glass.
  • rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense.
  • a sharp, sudden sound or report; the sound of anything suddenly burst or broken; as, the crack of a falling house; the crack of thunder; the crack of a whip.
  • the tone of voice when changed at puberty.
  • mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as, he has a crack.
  • a crazy or crack-brained person.
  • a boast; boasting.
  • breach of chastity.
  • a boy, generally a pert, lively boy.
  • a brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack.
  • free conversation; friendly chat.
  • a witty remark; a wisecrack.
  • a chance or opportunity to do something; an attempt; as, i'll take a crack at it.
  • a form of cocaine, highly purified and prepared as small pellets, especially suitable for smoking; -- also called rock. used in this form it appears to be more addicting than cocaine powder.

as adjective

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