\ 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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Synonyms & Antonyms for cracked


balmy, barmy [chiefly British], bats, batty, bedlam, bonkers, brainsick, bughouse [slang], certifiable, crackbrained, crackers, crackpot, cranky [dialect], crazed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, demented, deranged, fruity [slang], gaga, haywire, insane, kooky (also kookie), loco [slang], loony (also looney), loony tunes (or looney tunes), lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac), mental, meshuga (or meshugge), moonstruck, non compos mentis, nuts, nutty, psycho, psychotic, scatty [chiefly British], screwy, unbalanced, unhinged, unsound, wacko (also whacko), wacky (also whacky), wud [chiefly Scottish]


balanced, compos mentis, sane, sound, uncrazy

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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

Fixing a cracked screen on a Samsung Galaxy, or even having to replace the whole phone, is not cheap. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Used Samsung Galaxy phones: A guide on where and how to buy one," 2 July 2019 On Saturday, workers found a cracked area that was dangerous and planned a minor fix. Dug Begley, Houston Chronicle, "Spur 527 exit to Brazos Street closing for repairs," 1 July 2019 The miners, found in a cracked installer for the high-end music production software Ableton Live, work by emulating Linux. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "In-the-wild Mac malware kept busy in June—here’s a rundown," 29 June 2019 For instance, the tortoise-smashing behavior leaves behind physical remains in the form of cracked shells, which can be studied by primate archaeologists like Luncz. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "In a first, chimpanzees seen smashing and eating tortoises," 23 May 2019 Even a cracked twig on the path could mean their quarry was dangerously close. Ben C. Solomon, New York Times, "‘These Forests Are the Lungs of the Country’: Thai Rangers Guard Precious Rosewood," 21 June 2019 Christensen’s Astra had a sunroof and a cracked hub cap, which were seen in the video. Washington Post, "Testimony: Suspect bought Drano after Chinese scholar death," 14 June 2019 At the behest of Oakland and San Francisco mayors, Libby Schaaf and London Breed, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission appointed the panel in October to conduct and independent review of the investigation into the cause of the cracked beams. Erin Baldassari, The Mercury News, "San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal to open July 1 after engineers give the OK," 11 June 2019 His playing sounded cracked, wobbly, sometimes outright splintered. Adam Shatz, The New York Review of Books, "The Apostle of Now-ness," 6 June 2019

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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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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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