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crack

adjective

crack

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of crack

  1. 1 an irregular usually narrow break in a surface created by pressure a pebble struck the car's windshield and left a spidery crack in it Synonyms of crack check, chink, cleft, cranny, crevice, fissure, rift, split Words Related to crack crevasse; craze, hairline; fracture, rupture; breach, gap, opening; cut, gash, incision, slit

  2. 2 a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument a disciplinary crack on the hand with a ruler was once common in schoolrooms Synonyms of crack bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, blow, cuff, dab, douse [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, knock, larrup [dialect], lash, lick, pelt, pick, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap)Words Related to crack counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado (or bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping

  3. 3 a loud explosive sound the tree fell with a sharp crack Synonyms of crack bang, blast, boom, clap, crash, pop, report, slam, smash, snap, thunderclap, thwack, whack, whomp, whumpWords Related to crack thunk, wham; clang, clangor, clank, clash; knock, rap, tap; blare, clamor, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, outcry, roar, tumult, uproar

  4. 4 an effort to do or accomplish something this is my first crack at painting Synonyms of crack assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, attempt, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, whirlWords Related to crack striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error

  5. 5 something said or done to cause laughter a whispered crack made the whole back row start laughing Synonyms of crack boff (or boffo), boffola, joke, drollery, funny, gag, giggle [chiefly British], jape, jest, josh, laugh, nifty, one-liner, pleasantry, quip, rib, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism, yuk (or yuck also yak or yock) [slang]Words Related to crack funning, joking, wisecracking; knee-slapper, panic [slang], riot, scream, thigh-slapper; antic, buffoonery, caper, leg-pull, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, prank, trick; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, mockery, parody, put-on, riff; banter, kidding, persiflage, raillery, repartee; drollness, facetiousness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness; comedy, humor, wit, wordplay

  6. 6 a person of odd or whimsical habits that conspiracy theorist has been labeled a crack by the ballistics experts Synonyms of crack character, codger, eccentric, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, weirdo, zanyWords Related to crack bohemian, maverick, nonconformist, quixote; coot, geezer; curio, rarity; freak; fantast, fantasticoNear Antonyms of crack conformer, conformist, follower, sheep


crack

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of crack

  1. 1 to break suddenly with an explosive sound the tree branch unexpectedly cracked under our weight Synonyms of crack pop, snap Words Related to crack rend, rive, split; crackle, hiss, sizzle, sputter; burst, explode, shatter; clack, clatter, click

  2. 2 to yield to mental or emotional stress after hours of tough questioning the suspect finally cracked and blurted out a confession Synonyms of crack break down, break up, flip (out) [slang], freak (out), melt down, wig (out) [slang] Words Related to crack choke Phrases blow one's cool, fall apart, go off the deep end, go to pieces, lose it

  3. 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 Synonyms of crack break, decode, decipher, decryptWords Related to crack descramble, unscramble; render, translate; dope (out), figure out, puzzle (out), solve, unravel, unriddle, work, work outNear Antonyms of crack garble, jumble (up), mix (up)Antonyms of crack cipher, code, encipher, encode, encrypt

  4. 4 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner cracked him on the bottom with a paddle Synonyms of crack bang, bash, bat, belt, biff, bludgeon, bob, bonk, bop, box, bust, clap, clip, clobber, clock, clout, hit, hammer, knock, nail, paste, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, strike, swat, swipe, tag, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale, zapWords Related to crack batter, beat, buffet, bung, chop, cuff, drub, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lick, mangle, maul, pelt, pepper, pommel, pummel, rough; scuff; bunt, flick, stroke, tap; bump, butt, jab, jostle, kick, knee, poke, prod, push, shove, stamp; bowl (down or over), cream, deck, dump [slang], fell, floor, knock down, level; rabbit-punch, sucker punch; cane, club, cudgel, flail, flog, lash, sap, slash, sledge, sledgehammer, spear, stab, switch, thrash, whip; bean, brain, conk, skull

  5. 5 to find an answer for through reasoning I've been mulling this riddle, but I just can't crack it Synonyms of crack answer, break, solve, dope (out), figure out, puzzle (out), resolve, riddle (out), unravel, unriddle, work, work outWords Related to crack conclude, decide, deduce, gather, infer, judge, reason; clear (up), iron out, straighten (out), unscramble, untangle, untie; assume, conjecture, divine, guess, presume, speculate; decipher, decode

  6. 6 to cause to go insane or as if insane cracked by years in solitary confinement, the prisoner could only maunder incoherently Synonyms of crack craze, derange, frenzy, loco, madden, unbalance, unhinge, unstringWords Related to crack agitate, bother, confuse, discompose, disquiet, distract, disturb, perturb, unsettle, upset; annoy, irritate, vexNear Antonyms of crack calm, quiet, relax, settle, soothe, tranquilize (also tranquillize)



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