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cracked up to be

Definition of cracked up to be

  1. :  said to be <Is the movie really as good as it's cracked up to be?> —often used in negative statements <The new restaurant is not all it's cracked up to be. When we went, the service was awful and our food was cold.>



Word by Word Definitions

crackedplay
  1. :  broken (as by a sharp blow) so that the surface is fissured

    :  broken into coarse particles

    :  marked by harshness, dissonance, or failure to sustain a tone

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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