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  • 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
  • v  suffer a nervous breakdown
  • v  tell spontaneously
  • 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  used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure
  • s  of paint or varnish; having the appearance of alligator hide
  • s  informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

  • Psychiatrists, crack experts on cracked brains, met at Toronto, last week, and for a moment entertained the scientifically crazy notion of forbidding a psychoanalysis of Abraham.
  • Then popurls (it rhymes with popular) cracked the code by pulling together up-to-the-moment headlines from the biggest and most popular news and opinion sites, blogs and vlogs onto .
  • I cracked; I just cracked.
News & Articles

  • Revs use hot start to blast past Blue Crabs
    The York Revolution cracked 13 hits -- including five straight hits to open the game -- and took advantage of eight errors or wild pitches by the Blue Crabs to score a 7-3 win in Waldorf, Md.
    June 16, 2013 - York Daily Record
  • MLB: Seattle 4, Oakland 0
    OAKLAND, Calif., June 15 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez fired seven shutout innings and Henry Blanco cracked a grand slam Saturday, boosting the Seattle Mariners over Oakland 4-0.
    June 16, 2013 - UPI
  • Political Notebook: June 16
    Longtime Democratic Sen. Thelma Harper has confirmed plans to run for re-election, but the door could be cracked open for a potential primary challenge from another high-profile North Nashville politician.
    June 16, 2013 - The Tennessean

  • Miranda Lambert in The Tennessean (blog)
    The singer of such tough songs as "Gunpowder & Lead," Lambert said backstage, "I never cry and I cried tonight. You cracked me, people."
  • Lance Armstrong in USA Today
    Yet we're up against her biological clock -- that pressure is what cracked it,Armstrong says, adding that, "Because if somebody wants a child -- man, that's the greatest gift you can give to a woman -- so who are you to stand there and say...
  • Kate Hutton in Chicago Tribune
    It will certainly cause cracked plaster and broken windows, but probably not structural damage,said Hutton.

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