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crack–up

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noun \ˈkrak-ˌəp\

Simple Definition of crack–up

  • : an accident in which a vehicle is badly damaged

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crack–up

  1. 1 :  crash, wreck <an automobile crack–up>

  2. 2 a :  a mental collapse :  nervous breakdown <his wife's death brought on his crack–up> b :  collapse, breakdown

Circa 1926

First Known Use of crack–up

circa 1926


CRACK–UP Defined for Kids

crack–up

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noun \ˈkrak-ˌəp\

Definition of crack–up for Students

  1. 1 :  breakdown 2

  2. 2 :  2crash 3, wreck <My car received minor damage in the crack-up.>




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