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Synonyms for crack



break down

crack down on something or someone


have a breakdown


burst out laughing


  • burst out laughing
  • laugh
  • fall about (laughing)
  • guffaw
  • roar with laughter
  • be in stitches
  • split your sides

Synonyms for crack

to undergo partial breaking

to make a sudden sharp, explosive noise

to find the key to (a code, for example)

to give way mentally and emotionally

to suddenly lose all health or strength

crack up: to undergo wrecking

crack up: to give way mentally and emotionally

crack up: to suddenly lose all health or strength

a sudden sharp, explosive noise

a usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture

a trying to do or make something

a brief trial

a flippant or sarcastic remark

having or demonstrating a high degree of knowledge or skill

Synonyms for crack

a narrow opening


a long narrow depression in a surface

a sudden sharp noise


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a chance to do something

witty remark

a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts

a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted

a usually brief attempt

the act of cracking something

become fractured


make a very sharp explosive sound

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make a sharp sound


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hit forcefully

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pass through (a barrier)

break partially but keep its integrity

break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension

gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions

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suffer a nervous breakdown

tell spontaneously

cause to become cracked

reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking

break into simpler molecules by means of heat

References in periodicals archive ?
This phenomenon is not widely understood in the plastics industry, mainly because it starts at the microscopic level and reveals itself as cracks that are typically misinterpreted as a mechanical fracture instead of an event that is corrosion related.
He added: "When crack cocaine came to Leeds, what came with it was death, shootings, killings, violent street robberies and a real upsurge in violence.
The important feature accompanying a gilgai microrelief is the development in dry season of the vertical ground surface cracks with a mean surface width up to several centimetres, a depth (by limit of probe penetration) up to several tens of centimetres, and a length of surface crack segment up to 3 m (Knight 1980).
To illuminate the complex dynamics of the crack era on distressed African American families, this paper takes a life-course approach (Elder, 1999; Mortimer, & Shanahan, 2003).
The average of three tested specimen values is given in terms of crack growth resistance and resistance to crack initiation.
Use your body wisely, crack judiciously, and heed the sounds of warning.
ij] [5] are the crack stress intensity factors (SIF) for i=I,II,III modes and for j=1,2,3&4, the load index.
The result is that some cartons--by the time they get to market--may have eggs with too many cracks.
The technology emulates human graders who squeeze an egg along suspected cracks to see if it opens.
The relationship of subcritical crack growth rate a to the stress intensity factor K has been determined for many polymers and is typically expressed in the form:
Using a small transducer, a sonographer recorded video images of 400 MPJs, as participants attempted to crack their knuckles.
An example of such movement can be seen at the junction of a house and a new extension, often resulting in a vertical crack where the two structures meet.
NDT Global has announced the commercial availability of the LineExplorer UC crack detection Intelligent Inline Inspection tool for 6-inch pipelines.
MasterLife CRA 007 admixture improves the aesthetics and long-term stability of concrete by decreasing the likelihood that cracking will occur and, if it does, reduces the crack width.
There are a lot of cracks in solids; a crack will propagate under biaxial loading conditions, forming wing cracks [1].