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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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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

The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Synonyms for crack

a narrow opening


a long narrow depression in a surface

a sudden sharp noise


Related Words

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


Related Words

make a very sharp explosive sound

Related Words

make a sharp sound


Related Words

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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If you live in a new home and you come across cracks, wait until a year after the home's completion to tend to them, as the lumber needs to dry.
He said the second possible cause for the cracks could be due to the compaction of the fill material for the road.
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Torque Lock Structural Systems is the manufacturer and distributor of the patented Torque Lock[TM] Staple, a revolutionary technique used to repair structural cracks on any solid cement based surface.
According to the theory of elastic crack mechanics and judgment basis of shear crack under a pressure condition ([k.sub.[PI]] = [k.sub.[PI]c]) [26], the initial crack strength of the crack can be expressed as follows:
where [u.sub.I] is the nodal displacement vector, [[alpha].sub.I] is the nodal enriched degree of freedom vector for crack penetration elements, H(x) is the jump function which represents the gap between the crack surfaces, [b.sup.i.sub.I] is the nodal enriched degree of freedom vector for crack tip elements, and [[psi].sub.i] (x) is the crack tip functions which represent the crack tip singularity.
Here, the objective is to develop of an analytical method to calculate the effect of FPZ on shear cracks in RC beam based on the fictitious crack approach.
In this paper, the experiments was conducted to study the effect of time and temperature on the oil shale crack using the oil shale from the open-pit oil shale mine of Fushun, Liaoning province, China.
The larger bend can reduce the crack due to sufficient space or planar behavior at arc having The FE-SEM images of the AAO structures are shown in Fig.
Crack growth analysis using fracture mechanics approach:
Ice shelves do crack naturally, but it is a much slower process.
Considering the thermal resistance [R.sub.c] in the heat conduction through the crack region, the thermoelastic boundary conditions on the crack surfaces are written as
Several methods have been proposed to calculate the stress intensity factors [K.sub.I] and [K.sub.II] for an oblique crack at the edge of a half-plane [7-12].
Initially, small cracks appeared on the walls along with a leakage from the drain in the office of a senior officer and other rooms but the cracks started increasing day by day.
If the wind is strong enough, even healthy trees can be uprooted or broken, but it might not take a storm or high winds to cause a cracked or rotted tree to fail under its own weight.