cracking cracking  /ˈkræ kɪŋ/


  1. (n) a sudden sharp noise
  2. (n) the act of cracking something
  3. (n) the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)
  4. (adj) very good


  1. Crackdown on big bags at Steelers games begins

    An NFL policy is cracking down on the size and type of bags that football fans may bring into Heinz Field and other stadiums on game days.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

  2. Officials Cracking Down on Violence In Muskegon County

    MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. – People in Muskegon County are voicing concern about the increase in violence within the community. Officials claim they will be cracking down on crime this summer. Last week, two shootings took place near the intersection of …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 17 Grand Rapids

  3. Philadelphia cracking down on demolition work in several locations

    The City of Philadelphia is cracking down on demolition work in the wake of last week's deadly building collapse that claimed six lives.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WPVI 6abc Philadelphia

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