open a crack

Definition of open a crack

:to open (something, such as a door or window) slightly
  • Could you please open the window a crack? It's getting hot in here.

Word by Word Definitions

open play
  1. : having no enclosing or confining barrier : accessible on all or nearly all sides

  2. : being in a position or adjustment to permit passage : not shut or locked

  3. : having a barrier (such as a door) so adjusted as to allow passage

  1. : to move (something, such as a door) from a closed position

  2. : to make available for entry or passage by turning back (something, such as a barrier) or removing (something, such as a cover or an obstruction)

  3. : to make available for or active in a regular function

  1. : opening

  2. : open and unobstructed space: such as

  3. : open air

crack play
  1. : to make a very sharp explosive sound

  2. : to break, split, or snap apart

  3. : fail: such as

  1. : a loud roll or peal

  2. : a sudden sharp noise

  3. : a sharp witty remark : quip

  1. : of superior excellence or ability


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