crack crack  /ˈkræk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a long narrow opening
  2. (n) a narrow opening
  3. (n) a long narrow depression in a surface
  4. (n) a sudden sharp noise
  5. (n) a chance to do something
  6. (n) witty remark
  7. (n) a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts
  8. (n) a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
  9. (n) a usually brief attempt
  10. (n) the act of cracking something
  11. (v) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
  12. (v) make a very sharp explosive sound
  13. (v) make a sharp sound
  14. (v) hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise
  15. (v) pass through (a barrier)
  16. (v) break partially but keep its integrity
  17. (v) break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
  18. (v) gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions
  19. (v) suffer a nervous breakdown
  20. (v) tell spontaneously
  21. (v) cause to become cracked
  22. (v) reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
  23. (v) break into simpler molecules by means of heat
  24. (adj) of the highest quality

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Usage(s):

  1. Damaged by the drugs their mothers took, crack kids will face social and educational hurdles and must count on society's compassion.
  2. The use and trafficking of crack have long been treated more harshly than the same offenses for powder cocaine.
  3. An aging demographic appears to be one reason for a decline in crack-related violence.

News

  1. Michigan lawmakers weigh measure to crack down on stolen scrap metal

    Lansing — In an effort to crack down on stolen metal being cashed in at scrap yards, recyclers would be required to withhold payment for three days for materials containing precious metals under legislation being considered by a House committee.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  2. U.S. to Crack Down on Bankruptcy Legal Fees

    U.S. to Crack Down on Bankruptcy Legal Fees
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. 'Crack baby' scare overblown, teen research says

    Research in teens adds fresh evidence that the 1980s 'crack baby' scare was overblown, finding little proof of any major long-term ill effects in children whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

Quotes

  1. "We cannot tolerate a terrorist sanctuary, and as President, I won't. We need a stronger and sustained partnership between Afghanistan, Pakistan and NATO to secure the border, to take out terrorist camps, and to crack down on cross-border...
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: IBNLive.com

  2. "In making that determination, the judge may consider the disparity between the guidelines' treatment of crack and powder cocaine offenses," Ginsburg said.
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: KTAR.com

  3. Broad told BBC Radio 5: "It is very difficult to put it into words. There were five of us in the back of van all lying on floor just listening to the crack of bullets going on around us and hitting the van. Every time you heard a crack you just...
    on Mar 3, 2009 By: Chris Broad Source: Coventry Telegraph

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