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crack

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1 an irregular usually narrow break in a surface created by pressure

  • a pebble struck the carʼs windshield and left a spidery crack in it
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3 a loud explosive sound

  • the tree fell with a sharp crack
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4 an effort to do or accomplish something

  • this is my first crack at painting
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assay [archaic], attempt, bash [chiefly British], bid, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, whirl

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5 something said or done to cause laughter

  • a whispered crack made the whole back row start laughing
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6 a person of odd or whimsical habits

  • that conspiracy theorist has been labeled a crack by the ballistics experts
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odd duck, piece of work

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crack

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1 to break suddenly with an explosive sound

  • the tree branch unexpectedly cracked under our weight
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2 to yield to mental or emotional stress

  • after hours of tough questioning the suspect finally cracked and blurted out a confession
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blow one's cool, fall apart, go off the deep end, go to pieces, lose it

3 to change (as a secret message) from code into ordinary language

  • the United States military used the Navajo language as a code during World War II, and the enemy never cracked it
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4 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner

  • cracked the bow of the ship with a champagne bottle
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hang one on

5 to find an answer for through reasoning

  • I've been mulling this riddle, but I just can't crack it
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6 to cause to go insane or as if insane

  • cracked by years in solitary confinement, the prisoner could only maunder incoherently
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