(senseid)puhekieltä To form cracks.
puhekieltä To break apart under pressure.
Its been so dry, the ground is starting to crack.''
puhekieltä To become debilitated by psychological pressure.
When I tried to stand on the chair, it cracked.
puhekieltä To break down or yield, especially under interrogation or torture.
Anyone would crack after being hounded like that.
puhekieltä To make a cracking sound.
When we showed him the pictures of the murder scene, he cracked.
puhekieltä To change rapidly in register.
The bat cracked with authority and the ball went for six.
puhekieltä To alternate between high and low register in the process of eventually lowering.
His voice cracked with emotion.
puhekieltä To make a sharply humorous comment.
His voice finally cracked when he was fourteen.
puhekieltä To make a crack or cracks in.
"I would too, with a face like that," she cracked.
puhekieltä To break open or crush to small pieces by impact or stress.
The ball cracked the window.
puhekieltä To strike forcefully.
Youll need a hammer to crack a black walnut.''
puhekieltä To open slightly.
She cracked him over the head with her handbag.
puhekieltä To cause to yield under interrogation or other pressure. (Figurative)
Could you please crack the window?
puhekieltä To solve a difficult problem. (qualifier)
They managed to crack him on the third day.
puhekieltä To overcome a security system or a component.
Ive finally cracked it, and of course the answer is obvious in hindsight.''
''It took a minute to crack the lock, three minutes to crack the security system, and about twenty minutes to crack the safe.
puhekieltä To cause to make a sharp sound.
They finally cracked the code.
2001, Doug McGuinn, The Apple Indians
to crack a whip
puhekieltä To tell (a joke).
puhekieltä To break down (a complex molecule), especially with the application of heat: to pyrolyse.
The performance was fine until he cracked that dead baby joke.
puhekieltä To circumvent software restrictions such as regional coding or time limits.
Acetone is cracked to ketene and methane at 700°C.
puhekieltä To open a canned beverage, or any packaged drink or food.
That software licence will expire tomorrow unless we can crack it.
puhekieltä To brag, boast.
Id love to crack open a beer''.
(RQ:RBrtn AntmyMlncl), II.4.1.v:
puhekieltä To be ruined or impaired; to fail.
(senseid)A thin and usually jagged space opened in a previously solid material.
A narrow opening.
A large crack had formed in the roadway.
We managed to squeeze through a crack in the rock wall.
Open the door a crack.
A sharply humorous comment; a wisecrack.
A potent, relatively cheap, addictive variety of cocaine; often a rock, usually smoked through a crack-pipe.
I didnt appreciate that crack about my hairstyle.''
(rfdat) w:Whitney Houston|Whitney Houston:
puhekieltä The sharp sound made when solid material breaks.
puhekieltä Any sharp sound.
The crack of the falling branch could be heard for miles.
puhekieltä An attempt at something.
The crack of the bat hitting the ball.
Id like to take a crack at that game.''
puhekieltä The space between the buttocks.
Im so horny even the crack of dawn isn't safe!''
puhekieltä Conviviality; fun; good conversation, chat, gossip, or humourous storytelling; good company.
Pull up your pants! Your crack is showing.
2001, William F. Gray, The Villain, iUniverse, p. 214:
2004, Bill Griffiths, Dictionary of North East Dialect, Northumbria University Press (quoting Dunn, 1950)
2006, Patrick McCabe, Winterwood, Bloomsbury 2007, p. 10:
The crack was good.
That was good crack.
He/she is quare good crack.
The party was great crack.
Whats the crack?''
puhekieltä A program or procedure designed to circumvent restrictions or usage limits on software.
What's this crack about a possible merger.
puhekieltä a meaningful chat.
Has anyone got a crack for DocumentWriter 3.0?
puhekieltä Extremely silly, absurd or off-the-wall ideas or prose.
The tone of voice when changed at puberty.
puhekieltä A mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity.
puhekieltä A crazy or crack-brained person.
He has a crack.
puhekieltä A boast; boasting.
puhekieltä Breach of chastity.
puhekieltä A boy, generally a pert, lively boy.
puhekieltä A brief time; an instant; a jiffy.
Highly trained and competent.
Ill be with you in a crack.''
excellent Excellent, first-rate, superior, top-notch.
Even a crack team of investigators would have trouble solving this case.
English crack (variety of cocaine)
Shes a crack shot with that rifle.''
English crack (expert person)
English crack (cocaine)