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cracked

adjective

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having or showing a very abnormal or sick state of mind
  • are you completely cracked?

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cracked

verb
past tense of crack

Synonyms & Antonyms of cracked (Entry 2 of 2)

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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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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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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The first known use of cracked was in 1503

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“Cracked.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cracked. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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