Meaning of CRACKING in English


/ ˈkrækɪŋ; NAmE / noun , adjective

■ noun [ U ]


lines on a surface where it is damaged or beginning to break :

All planes are being inspected for possible cracking and corrosion.


the sound of sth cracking :

the cracking of thunder / twigs

■ adjective

[ usually before noun ] ( BrE , informal ) excellent :

That was a cracking goal.

She's in cracking form at the moment.

We set off at a cracking pace (= very quickly) .

►  crack·ing adverb :

a cracking good (= extremely good) dinner

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.