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cracked

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adjective \ˈkrakt\

Simple Definition of cracked

  • : having a crack or many cracks : having a damaged surface but usually not broken into pieces

  • : having deep lines in the surface

  • : broken into pieces

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cracked

  1. 1 a :  broken (as by a sharp blow) so that the surface is fissured <cracked china> b :  broken into coarse particles <cracked wheat> c :  marked by harshness, dissonance, or failure to sustain a tone <a cracked voice>

  2. 2 :  mentally disturbed :  crazy

Examples of cracked in a sentence

  1. The vase is cracked but it can still hold water.

  2. the cracked leather of the old chair

  3. His hands were sore and cracked from working long hours in the cold.

  4. Her lips are dried and cracked.



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First Known Use of cracked

1503

Rhymes with cracked




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