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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 Then, make two and a half cups of camomile tea (boil the water with a little cracked black pepper in it). Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "The World’s Best Bartenders Share Easy Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home," 12 May 2020 Figurines are seen standing in front of the logo of social network Facebook on a cracked screen of a smartphone in Paris. Washington Post, "The Technology 202: Trump campaign ads reignite concerns about census misinformation on Facebook," 5 Mar. 2020 The symptoms include a high, persistent fever; swollen hands and feet; red, cracked lips; a red tongue; and red eyes. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, "Mystery syndrome similar to Kawasaki disease linked to coronavirus at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles," 8 May 2020 What are the odds of a cracked tooth, a fractured windshield, a broken arm and a torn ACL all happening the week before the visit? Kevin Fisher-paulson,, "Family together, though breaking more than bread," 2 Dec. 2019 Mueller said replacing cracked panels is a common service request. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Once winter is over, think about getting your chimney cleaned," 5 Mar. 2020 Crews will dig out and rebuild the cracked area, similarly to last year’s repair. Paul Gattis |, al, "The crack is back on major Huntsville-area highway amid heavy rain," 12 Feb. 2020 Ötzi, the 5,300-year-old mummy who was discovered in the Tyrolean Alps with cracked ribs and an arrow wound in his shoulder, was an unlucky fellow even before he was killed. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "Plagues From the Animal Kingdom," 6 Feb. 2020 Officials in the southwest coastal town of Guayanilla reported a cracked wall and arch near a municipal pool that had already been closed to the public. Washington Post, "Damage reported after 5.0 quake strikes near Puerto Rico," 4 Feb. 2020

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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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26 May 2020

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“Cracked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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