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  • n  a long narrow opening
  • n  a narrow opening
    he opened the window a crack
  • n  a long narrow depression in a surface
  • n  a sudden sharp noise
    the crack of a whip
    he heard the cracking of the ice
  • n  a chance to do something
  • n  witty remark
  • n  a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts
    there was a crack in the mirror
  • n  a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
  • n  a usually brief attempt
    he took a crack at it
  • n  the act of cracking something
  • v  become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
    The glass cracked when it was heated
  • v  make a very sharp explosive sound
    His gun cracked
  • v  make a sharp sound
  • v  hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise
    The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler
  • v  pass through (a barrier)
    Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county
  • v  break partially but keep its integrity
    The glass cracked
  • v  break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
  • v  gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions
    she cracked my password
    crack a safe
  • v  suffer a nervous breakdown
  • v  tell spontaneously
    crack a joke
  • v  cause to become cracked
    heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair
  • v  reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
  • v  break into simpler molecules by means of heat
    The petroleum cracked
  • s  of the highest quality
    a crack shot

  • Damaged by the drugs their mothers took, crack kids will face social and educational hurdles and must count on society's compassion.
  • The whip that cracks loudest and most potently in Russia is the Communist Party newsorgan Pravda ("Truth"), in which Joseph Stalin's lightest whims and heaviest commands,.
  • The use and trafficking of crack have long been treated more harshly than the same offenses for powder cocaine.
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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg in
    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... Barack Obama Jul 15, 2008 23150 31077 crack In making that determination, the judge may consider the disparity between the guidelines' treatment of crack and powder cocaine offenses," Ginsburg said.
  • Chris Broad in Coventry Telegraph
    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...

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