Definition of cracked
1a : broken (as by a sharp blow) so that the surface is fissured cracked chinab : broken into coarse particles cracked wheatc : marked by harshness, dissonance, or failure to sustain a tone a cracked voice
2 : mentally disturbed : crazy
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.
Recent Examples of cracked from the Web
The aquarium itself was fine, and so were the fish — the cracked glass was covered with a few strips of duct tape.
The music calls to mind the electric-acoustic composers Richard Tietelbaum and George Lewis while taking the throttling experimental rock of bands including Battles, Liars and Women into more deeply cracked terrain.
Fischel monitors its progress for the next hour as enzymes are released from the cracked grain, converting starch into sugar.
Workers pass their evenings kicking a deflated soccer ball across the cracked asphalt of the interior parking lot, with sawhorses as goal posts.
Hansen moved the sewer vent and replaced the cracked toilet.
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First Known Use of cracked
CRACKED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cracked for English Language Learners
: 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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