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.

Examples of open a crack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pandemic chipped open a crack in the image of the ideal worker myth; firms and employees were forced to reevaluate their relationship with one another. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 23 Nov. 2022 The Lakers had a chance to win only after New Orleans left the door open a crack. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2022 After a defensive misplay kept the door open a crack Saturday night, the Red Sox slammed it open to for a 6-5 ,10-inning win over the Bombers at Fenway Park. Kristie Ackert, Hartford Courant, 9 July 2022 But Perez, who is 40 and has pitched parts of 19 seasons in the majors, left the door open a crack. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 22 Mar. 2022 Leave your dishwasher open a crack. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 23 Nov. 2021 Haiti's elections minister, Mathias Pierre, said Biden left the door open a crack. The Week, 16 July 2021 Try taking shorter or somewhat cooler showers, installing a better bathroom fan or leaving the door open a crack while showering. Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2020 The statement left the door open a crack for a potential return. Joe Flint, WSJ, 11 June 2020

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“Open a crack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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