Brack vs. Crack - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Brack (noun)

    Salty or brackish water.

  • Brack (noun)

    An opening caused by the parting of a solid body; a crack or breach.

  • Brack (noun)

    A flaw in cloth.

  • Brack (noun)

    Barmbrack.

  • Crack (verb)

    To form cracks.

    "It's been so dry, the ground is starting to crack."

  • Crack (verb)

    To break apart under pressure.

    "When I tried to stand on the chair, it cracked."

  • Crack (verb)

    To become debilitated by psychological pressure.

    "Anyone would crack after being hounded like that."

  • Crack (verb)

    To break down or yield, especially under interrogation or torture.

    "When we showed him the pictures of the murder scene, he cracked."

  • Crack (verb)

    To make a cracking sound.

    "The bat cracked with authority and the ball went for six."

  • Crack (verb)

    To change rapidly in register.

    "His voice cracked with emotion."

  • Crack (verb)

    To alternate between high and low register in the process of eventually lowering.

    "His voice finally cracked when he was fourteen."

  • Crack (verb)

    To make a sharply humorous comment.

    ""I would too, with a face like that," she cracked."

  • Crack (verb)

    To make a crack or cracks in.

    "The ball cracked the window."

  • Crack (verb)

    To break open or crush to small pieces by impact or stress.

    "You'll need a hammer to crack a black walnut."

  • Crack (verb)

    To strike forcefully.

    "She cracked him over the head with her handbag."

  • Crack (verb)

    To open slightly.

    "Could you please crack the window?"

  • Crack (verb)

    To cause to yield under interrogation or other pressure. (Figurative)

    "They managed to crack him on the third day."

  • Crack (verb)

    To solve a difficult problem. Figurative, from cracking a nut.

    "I've finally cracked it, and of course the answer is obvious in hindsight."

  • Crack (verb)

    To overcome a security system or a component.

    "It took a minute to crack the lock, three minutes to crack the security system, and about twenty minutes to crack the safe."

    "They finally cracked the code."

  • Crack (verb)

    To cause to make a sharp sound.

    "to crack a whip"

  • Crack (verb)

    To tell (a joke).

    "The performance was fine until he cracked that dead baby joke."

  • Crack (verb)

    To break down (a complex molecule), especially with the application of heat: to pyrolyse.

    "Acetone is cracked to ketene and methane at 700°C."

  • Crack (verb)

    To circumvent software restrictions such as regional coding or time limits.

    "That software licence will expire tomorrow unless we can crack it."

  • Crack (verb)

    To open a canned beverage, or any packaged drink or food.

    "I'd love to crack open a beer."

    "Let's crack a tube and watch the game.''"

  • Crack (verb)

    To brag, boast.

  • Crack (verb)

    To be ruined or impaired; to fail.

  • Crack (noun)

    A thin and usually jagged space opened in a previously solid material.

    "A large crack had formed in the roadway."

  • Crack (noun)

    A narrow opening.

    "We managed to squeeze through a crack in the rock wall."

    "Open the door a crack."

  • Crack (noun)

    A sharply humorous comment; a wisecrack.

    "I didn't appreciate that crack about my hairstyle."

  • Crack (noun)

    A potent, relatively cheap, addictive variety of cocaine; often a rock, usually smoked through a crack-pipe.

  • Crack (noun)

    The sharp sound made when solid material breaks.

    "The crack of the falling branch could be heard for miles."

  • Crack (noun)

    Any sharp sound.

    "The crack of the bat hitting the ball."

  • Crack (noun)

    An attempt at something.

    "I'd like to take a crack at that game."

  • Crack (noun)

    Vagina.

    "I'm so horny even the crack of dawn isn't safe!"

  • Crack (noun)

    The space between the buttocks.

    "Pull up your pants! Your crack is showing."

  • Crack (noun)

    Conviviality; fun; good conversation, chat, gossip, or humorous storytelling; good company.

    "The crack was good."

    "That was good crack."

    "He/she is quare good crack."

    "The party was great crack."

  • Crack (noun)

    Business; events; news.

    "What's the crack?"

    "What's this crack about a possible merger."

  • Crack (noun)

    A program or procedure designed to circumvent restrictions or usage limits on software.

    "Has anyone got a crack for DocumentWriter 3.0?"

  • Crack (noun)

    a meaningful chat.

  • Crack (noun)

    Extremely silly, absurd or off-the-wall ideas or prose.

  • Crack (noun)

    The tone of voice when changed at puberty.

  • Crack (noun)

    A mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity.

    "He has a crack."

  • Crack (noun)

    A crazy or crack-brained person.

  • Crack (noun)

    A boast; boasting.

  • Crack (noun)

    Breach of chastity.

  • Crack (noun)

    A boy, generally a pert, lively boy.

  • Crack (noun)

    A brief time; an instant; a jiffy.

    "I'll be with you in a crack."

  • Crack (adjective)

    Highly trained and competent.

    "Even a crack team of investigators would have trouble solving this case."

  • Crack (adjective)

    Excellent, first-rate, superior, top-notch.

    "She's a crack shot with that rifle."

Webster Dictionary

  • Brack (noun)

    An opening caused by the parting of any solid body; a crack or breach; a flaw.

  • Brack (noun)

    Salt or brackish water.

  • Crack

    To break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts.

  • Crack

    To rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze.

  • Crack

    To cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip.

  • Crack

    To utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke.

  • Crack

    To cry up; to extol; - followed by up.

  • Crack (verb)

    To burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without quite separating into parts.

  • Crack (verb)

    To be ruined or impaired; to fail.

  • Crack (verb)

    To utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound.

  • Crack (verb)

    To utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; - with of.

  • Crack (noun)

    A partial separation of parts, with or without a perceptible opening; a chink or fissure; a narrow breach; a crevice; as, a crack in timber, or in a wall, or in glass.

  • Crack (noun)

    Rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense.

  • Crack (noun)

    A sharp, sudden sound or report; the sound of anything suddenly burst or broken; as, the crack of a falling house; the crack of thunder; the crack of a whip.

  • Crack (noun)

    The tone of voice when changed at puberty.

  • Crack (noun)

    Mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as, he has a crack.

  • Crack (noun)

    A crazy or crack-brained person.

  • Crack (noun)

    A boast; boasting.

  • Crack (noun)

    Breach of chastity.

  • Crack (noun)

    A boy, generally a pert, lively boy.

  • Crack (noun)

    A brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack.

  • Crack (noun)

    Free conversation; friendly chat.

  • Crack (noun)

    a witty remark; a wisecrack.

  • Crack (noun)

    a chance or opportunity to do something; an attempt; as, I'll take a crack at it.

  • Crack (noun)

    a form of cocaine, highly purified and prepared as small pellets, especially suitable for smoking; - also called rock. Used in this form it appears to be more addicting than cocaine powder.

  • Crack (adjective)

    Of superior excellence; having qualities to be boasted of; as, a crack shot.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Crack (noun)

    a long narrow opening

  • Crack (noun)

    a narrow opening;

    "he opened the window a crack"

  • Crack (noun)

    a long narrow depression in a surface

  • Crack (noun)

    a sudden sharp noise;

    "the crack of a whip"

    "he heard the cracking of the ice"

    "he can hear the snap of a twig"

  • Crack (noun)

    a chance to do something;

    "he wanted a shot at the champion"

  • Crack (noun)

    witty remark

  • Crack (noun)

    a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts;

    "there was a crack in the mirror"

  • Crack (noun)

    a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted

  • Crack (noun)

    a usually brief attempt;

    "he took a crack at it"

    "I gave it a whirl"

  • Crack (noun)

    the act of cracking something

  • Crack (verb)

    become fractured; break or crack on the surface only;

    "The glass cracked when it was heated"

  • Crack (verb)

    make a very sharp explosive sound;

    "His gun cracked"

  • Crack (verb)

    make a sharp sound;

    "his fingers snapped"

  • Crack (verb)

    hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise;

    "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"

  • Crack (verb)

    pass through (a barrier);

    "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"

  • Crack (verb)

    break partially but keep its integrity;

    "The glass cracked"

  • Crack (verb)

    break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension;

    "The rope snapped"

  • Crack (verb)

    suffer a nervous breakdown

  • Crack (verb)

    tell spontaneously;

    "crack a joke"

  • Crack (verb)

    cause to become cracked;

    "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"

  • Crack (verb)

    reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking

  • Crack (verb)

    break into simpler molecules by means of heat;

    "The petroleum cracked"

  • Crack (adjective)

    of the highest quality;

    "an ace reporter"

    "a crack shot"

    "a first-rate golfer"

    "a super party"

    "played top-notch tennis"

    "an athlete in tiptop condition"

    "she is absolutely tops"

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