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Synonyms for crack

break

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break down

crack down on something or someone

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have a breakdown

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burst out laughing

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  • 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

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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

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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

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Yes, we're cracking wise here, but really, this is a very interesting show and we urge people to go next year.
The quick-witted blues-rocker - who brings his band, the Destroyers, to Eugene's McDonald Theatre today - is as adept at cracking wise as he is at crafting a tasty guitar lick.
Throughout the evening, Mann, whose songs mostly traffic in serious subjects, was engaging and personable, telling stories and cracking wise.
Monday, Film4 9pm in a rocket-rigged suit, genius inventor and global weapons dealer robert Downey Jr (above) wages war on terror, cracking wise through the comical crash-bash action.
Satisfying though it is that the narrative moves along more smoothly than in Araki's earlier teensploitation pics, the hoopla about quasi-Scientological cults and psychic powers is just something for the characters to do in between hopping into bed with each other, discussing sex and cracking wise.
Lucille is the socially omnivorous one of the group, dressed like a peacock in a newly bought fur coat, with an eye on every man who walks by and cracking wise whenever she can with lines like "You don't buy a mink because you need it.
In every medium by which the nation came to dominate world culture in the 20th century, Hope was there, cracking wise and exemplifying attitudes that spoke volumes about the way this country thought.