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cracking

adjective crack·ing \ ˈkra-kiŋ \
|Updated on: 12 Aug 2018

Definition of cracking

: very impressive or effective : great

Examples of cracking in a Sentence

  1. I think it's a cracking story.

  2. a writer renowned for her cracking tales of mystery and suspense

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First Known Use of cracking

1830

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cracking

adverb

Definition of cracking

: very, extremely
  • a cracking good book

Examples of cracking in a Sentence

  1. tells a cracking good tale of a search for a lost city

First Known Use of cracking

1903

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cracking

noun

Definition of cracking

: a process in which relatively heavy hydrocarbons are broken up by heat into lighter products (such as gasoline)

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First Known Use of cracking

1868

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CRACKING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of cracking for English Language Learners

  • : very good or impressive



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