First Known Use of crack-up
Synonymscrack-up, nervous breakdown, tailspin
Related Wordsfrazzle, freak-out, meltdown; alarm (also alarum), anxiety, apprehension, disquiet; excitability, nervousness; disturbance; agitation, discomposure, perturbation; basket case
Near Antonymsaplomb, calmness, composure, coolness, imperturbability, placidity, self-possession, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness
Definition of crack up
- crack up a car
- that joke really cracks him up
- cracked up on a curve
Examples of crack up in a Sentence
that sports car isn't all it's cracked up to be
the movie is being cracked up as the blockbuster of the summer
Recent Examples of crack up from the Web
In this episode, Larry also cracked up over Leon talking about his penis in the toilet bowl water.
At the start of the show's final season (spoiler alert if you're not caught up) Lahiri realizes that being married to Bryan Greenberg's nurse Ben isn't all it's cracked up to be, and the two decide to divorce.
The Big Ten cracked up, broken by Kirk Ferentz and Mark Dantonio.
That sweet nickname, plus the obvious ambiguity of her statement made everyone crack up, so Kidman moved on to the topic of her IRL husband.
All of them, at some point or another, forced him to crack up.
Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump, for example, and Ryan Gosling cracked up in yet another alien sketch with Kate McKinnon.
And here's Gosling cracking up during the 2015 version of the sketch.
According to a recent study, egg count tests aren't all they're cracked up to be.
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First Known Use of crack up
crack up Synonyms
Synonymsaccredit, applaud, cheer, acclaim, hail, laud, praise, salute, tout
Antonymsknock, pan, slam
Related Wordsbravo, clap, rise (to); ballyhoo; approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), favor, recommend, root (for), support; celebrate, emblazon, eulogize, extol (also extoll), glorify, magnify, sing; adulate, belaud, flatter, overpraise; deify, idolize
Near Antonymsbelittle, discommend, disparage, put down; blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; admonish, chide, criticize, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; castigate, excoriate, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), skewer, slag [chiefly British], vilify
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