\ ˈkrakt How to pronounce cracked (audio) \

Definition of cracked

1a : 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 : mentally disturbed : crazy

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Examples of cracked in a Sentence

The vase is cracked but it can still hold water. the cracked leather of the old chair His hands were sore and cracked from working long hours in the cold. Her lips are dried and cracked.
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Recent Examples on the Web But reviving dry, cracked skin isn't all Aquaphor (or any other petroleum jelly) can do. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Hailey Bieber Revealed Her Full Nightly Skin-Care Routine," 22 Apr. 2021 Some, like goldfinches, cardinals, and House Finches, will dive into a pile of sunflower seeds but turn up their beaks at cracked corn. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "An Avian Feast: 3 Bird Feeders You Can Build For Your Backyard," 17 Apr. 2021 An iPhone 8 with a cracked screen on another network traded-in for an iPhone 12 and a Get More Unlimited Plan will yield $700 for the phone (via bill credits) and a $300 e-gift card. Chris Smith, BGR, "Verizon will give you up to $1,000 to trade in a broken phone – and it’s not a joke," 1 Apr. 2021 These concentrated formulas deliver a wealth of essential oils, nutrients and vitamins to dry, cracked heels as intensive moisturizers. Sian Babish,, "How to get rid of dead skin on feet," 21 Mar. 2021 Thanks to Aquaphor Healing Ointment’s aforementioned qualities, Dr. Graf recommends using a generous amount of the formula to help heal cracked hands or feet overnight. Marianne Mychaskiw, Good Housekeeping, "6 Uses for Aquaphor That Might Surprise You," 8 Apr. 2021 The clay had engulfed the trunks of mesquite trees, and the leafless branches cast shadows on the cracked soil. Ian James, The Arizona Republic, "Along the San Pedro River, a conservationist's dream of restoring habitat has dimmed," 3 Apr. 2021 The cracked, backwoods artery of the Rio Grande Valley is frequented by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Los Angeles Times, "‘How can I get him from there?’ Young migrants stuck in Border Patrol backlog," 2 Apr. 2021 Big and rich flavors of raspberries and Himalayan blackberries swirl about with wee bits of fresh-cracked black pepper and aged balsamic vinegar. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Stanley Tucci’s Italian travel show inspires a ‘Big Night’ of food and wine," 27 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of cracked

1503, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of cracked was in 1503

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27 Apr 2021

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“Cracked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners 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

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