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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 car's 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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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.
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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 log with an ax
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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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