crack up

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

crack up

verb

Definition of CRACK UP

transitive verb
1
:  praise, tout 4 <wasn't all that it was cracked up to be>
2
:  to damage or destroy (a vehicle) by crashing <crack up a car>
3
:  to cause to laugh out loud <that joke really cracks him up>
intransitive verb
1
:  to damage or destroy a vehicle (as by losing control) <cracked up on a curve>
2
:  to laugh out loud

Examples of CRACK UP

  1. <that sports car isn't all it's cracked up to be>
  2. <the movie is being cracked up as the blockbuster of the summer>

First Known Use of CRACK UP

1829

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