crack–up

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noun \ˈkrak-ˌəp\

Definition of crack–up

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

  2. 2a :  a mental collapse :  nervous breakdown his wife's death brought on his crack–upb :  collapse, breakdown

First Known Use of crack–up

circa 1926


CRACK–UP Defined for English Language Learners

crack-up

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Definition of crack–up for English Language Learners

  • : an accident in which a vehicle is badly damaged


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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