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Synonyms for crack-up

a mental or physical breakdown

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As the Big East and Atlantic Coast conferences continue to play out the dramaturgy of their mid-summer crack-ups, college sport is sitting uneasily by waiting for the final act to unfold.
That may explain how, when the crack-ups of the 1960s and adverse political currents helped usher in a new, tougher era for liberalism, Rauh found it easier than many compatriots to carry on the unfashionable work of principled progressive advocacy.
Each year, his old band mates reunite after the holidays to talk about the good times of champagne music and bandstand crack-ups.
A complete nonstarter for ex-"Saturday Night Live" regular Jimmy Fallon's movie career, buddy-cop pic stuffs enough car chases and crack-ups in 90-plus minutes to draw strong crowds in opening five-day slot.
Impossible to price up because of his recent well-documented mental crack-ups, the Dane could be massive at 50-1 for those who fancy chancing their arm.
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band) is that you witness the interplay among the band members -- the winks, nods, crack-ups, and shrugs; you get a feel for the excitement of the live concert experience that a mere sound recording can't capture.