Meaning of CRACK in English

CRACK

I.

noun

1 line on the surface of sth where it has broken

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , deep , huge , large , long , serious ( esp. BrE )

▪ short , small

▪ fine , hairline , thin

CRACK + VERB

▪ appear

▪ develop , spread

▪ run

A fine ~ ran up the wall.

2 narrow opening

ADJECTIVE

▪ narrow , small , tiny

▪ wide

VERB + CRACK

▪ fill , seal

We filled the ~s in the plaster before hanging the wallpaper.

CRACK + VERB

▪ appear

Wide ~s appeared in the ground during the drought.

▪ open up , widen

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ in

There's a ~ in the fence big enough to look through.

PHRASES

▪ a ~ of light

a tiny ~ of light under the door

▪ open a door, window, etc. a ~

Could you open the window just a ~?

3 sudden loud sound

ADJECTIVE

▪ loud , resounding , sharp

▪ sickening

▪ satisfying

▪ audible

VERB + CRACK

▪ hear

CRACK + VERB

▪ echo

A loud ~ echoed off the empty walls.

PREPOSITION

▪ with a ~

The chandelier hit the floor with a ~.

▪ ~ of

PHRASES

▪ the ~ of a whip

▪ a ~ of thunder

II.

verb become mentally ill

ADVERB

▪ completely

▪ finally

The stresses of her job became too great and she finally ~ed.

▪ up

He thought he'd never get through the ordeal without ~ing up.

PHRASES

▪ ~ under the pressure , ~ under the strain , show signs of ~ing

He is under a lot of pressure but is showing no signs of ~ing.

PHRASAL VERB

crack down

ADVERB

▪ hard

PREPOSITION

▪ on

to ~ down hard on crime

Crack is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ egg , ↑ glass , ↑ ice , ↑ leather , ↑ mud , ↑ thunder , ↑ veneer , ↑ voice , ↑ whip , ↑ windscreen

Crack is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ bone , ↑ case , ↑ code , ↑ crime , ↑ egg , ↑ gag , ↑ glass , ↑ grin , ↑ joke , ↑ knuckle , ↑ mirror , ↑ mystery , ↑ nut , ↑ password , ↑ puzzle , ↑ rib , ↑ safe , ↑ scheme , ↑ shot , ↑ skull , ↑ smile , ↑ whip , ↑ windscreen

III.

adj.

Crack is used with these nouns: ↑ cocaine , ↑ force , ↑ shot , ↑ team , ↑ troops

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