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crack-up

noun

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1 a mental or nervous collapse
  • a crack-up required him to take a year off from work

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2 the violent coming together of two bodies into destructive contact
  • two people were injured in a serious crack-up on the interstate

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crack up

verb

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1 to declare enthusiastic approval of
  • that sports car isn't all it's cracked up to be

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2 to praise or publicize lavishly and often excessively
  • the movie is being cracked up as the blockbuster of the summer

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3 to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound
  • try not to crack up at your own punch lines—it's funnier if you keep a straight face

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“Crack-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/crack-up. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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