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adverb

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verb

present participle of crack
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as in popping
to break suddenly with an explosive sound the tree branch unexpectedly cracked under our weight

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as in choking
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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as in deciphering
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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“Cracking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cracking. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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