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crack up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of crack up

  1. 1 to declare enthusiastic approval of that sports car isn't all it's cracked up to be Synonyms of crack up accredit, applaud, cheer, acclaim, hail, laud, praise, salute, toutWords Related to crack up bravo, clap, rise (to); ballyhoo; approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), favor, recommend, root (for), support; celebrate, emblazon, eulogize, extol (also extoll), glorify, magnify, sing; adulate, belaud, flatter, overpraise; deify, idolizeNear Antonyms of crack up belittle, discommend, disparage, put down; blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; admonish, chide, criticize, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; castigate, excoriate, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), skewer, slag [chiefly British], vilifyAntonyms of crack up knock, pan, slam

  2. 2 to praise or publicize lavishly and often excessively the movie is being cracked up as the blockbuster of the summer Synonyms of crack up ballyhoo, blow up, tout, cry up, glorify, trumpet, tub-thumpWords Related to crack up acclaim, applaud, extol (also extoll), laud, magnify; commend, compliment, eulogize; advance, advertise, announce, blare, blaze, blazon, boost, herald, offer, plug, promote, publicize; assert, aver, claim, declare, lay down, make out, proclaim, pronounce

  3. 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 Synonyms of crack up break up, cackle, chortle, chuckle, laugh, giggle, hee-haw, roar, scream, snicker, titter, twitterWords Related to crack up grin, smileNear Antonyms of crack up bawl, blubber, cry, sob, weep; howl, scream, squall, wail, yowl; bleat, pule, whimper, whine; sniffle, snivel; groan, moan, sigh


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