Synonyms of cracking


1. crack, cracking, snap, noise

usage: a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"

2. fracture, crack, cracking, breakage, break, breaking

usage: the act of cracking something

3. cracking, chemical process, chemical change, chemical action

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


1. crack, check, break, change

usage: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"

2. crack, sound, go

usage: make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked"

3. snap, crack, sound, go

usage: make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"

4. crack, hit

usage: hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise; "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"

5. break through, crack, pass, go through, go across

usage: pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"

6. crack, crack, check, break

usage: break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked"

7. snap, crack, break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart

usage: break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe snapped"

8. crack, break in, break

usage: gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions; "she cracked my password"; "crack a safe"

9. crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse, suffer, sustain, have, get

usage: suffer a nervous breakdown

10. crack, tell, narrate, recount, recite

usage: tell spontaneously; "crack a joke"

11. crack, change, alter, modify

usage: cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"

12. crack, decompose, break up, break down

usage: reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking

13. crack, change

usage: break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked"


1. bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(predicate), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing, good (vs. bad)

usage: very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"

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Definition and meaning of cracking (Dictionary)