at the crack of dawn

Definition of at the crack of dawn

  1. :  very early in the morning :  at dawn We got up at the crack of dawn to go fishing.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make a very sharp explosive sound

    :  to break, split, or snap apart

    :  fail: such as

  1. :  a loud roll or peal

    :  a sudden sharp noise

    :  a sharp witty remark :  quip

  1. :  of superior excellence or ability

  1. :  to begin to grow light as the sun rises

    :  to begin to appear or develop

    :  to begin to be perceived or understood

  1. :  the first appearance of light in the morning followed by sunrise

    :  beginning

Seen and Heard

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to cast off or become cast off

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