- 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"
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- 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)