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Crack vs. Keygen

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Crackverb

(intransitive) To form cracks.

‘It's been so dry, the ground is starting to crack.’;

Keygennoun

(computing) A small program used to generate a key, such as a cryptographic key or a key used to unlock a trial version of software illegitimately.

Crackverb

(intransitive) To break apart under pressure.

‘When I tried to stand on the chair, it cracked.’;

Keygen

A key generator (key-gen) is a computer program that generates a product licensing key, such as a serial number, necessary to activate for use of a software application. Keygens may be legitimately distributed by software manufacturers for licensing software in commercial environments where software has been licensed in bulk for an entire site or enterprise, or they may be distributed illegitimately in circumstances of copyright infringement or software piracy.

Crackverb

(intransitive) To become debilitated by psychological pressure.

‘Anyone would crack after being hounded like that.’;

Crackverb

(intransitive) To break down or yield, especially under interrogation or torture.

‘When we showed him the pictures of the murder scene, he cracked.’;

Crackverb

(intransitive) To make a cracking sound.

‘The bat cracked with authority and the ball went for six.’;

Crackverb

To change rapidly in register.

‘His voice cracked with emotion.’;

Crackverb

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

‘His voice finally cracked when he was fourteen.’;

Crackverb

(intransitive) To make a sharply humorous comment.

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

Crackverb

(transitive) To make a crack or cracks in.

‘The ball cracked the window.’;

Crackverb

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

‘You'll need a hammer to crack a black walnut.’;

Crackverb

(transitive) To strike forcefully.

‘She cracked him over the head with her handbag.’;

Crackverb

(transitive) To open slightly.

‘Could you please crack the window?’;

Crackverb

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

‘They managed to crack him on the third day.’;

Crackverb

(transitive) To solve a difficult problem. Figurative, from cracking a nut.

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

Crackverb

(transitive) 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.’;

Crackverb

(transitive) To cause to make a sharp sound.

‘to crack a whip’;

Crackverb

(transitive) To tell (a joke).

‘The performance was fine until he cracked that dead baby joke.’;

Crackverb

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

‘Acetone is cracked to ketene and methane at 700°C.’;

Crackverb

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

‘That software licence will expire tomorrow unless we can crack it.’;

Crackverb

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.''’;

Crackverb

(obsolete) To brag, boast.

Crackverb

To be ruined or impaired; to fail.

Cracknoun

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

‘A large crack had formed in the roadway.’;

Cracknoun

A narrow opening.

‘We managed to squeeze through a crack in the rock wall.’; ‘Open the door a crack.’;

Cracknoun

A sharply humorous comment; a wisecrack.

‘I didn't appreciate that crack about my hairstyle.’;

Cracknoun

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

Cracknoun

(onomatopoeia) The sharp sound made when solid material breaks.

‘The crack of the falling branch could be heard for miles.’;

Cracknoun

(onomatopoeia) Any sharp sound.

‘The crack of the bat hitting the ball.’;

Cracknoun

(informal) An attempt at something.

‘I'd like to take a crack at that game.’;

Cracknoun

Vagina.

‘I'm so horny even the crack of dawn isn't safe!’;

Cracknoun

(informal) The space between the buttocks.

‘Pull up your pants! Your crack is showing.’;

Cracknoun

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.’;

Cracknoun

Business; events; news.

‘What's the crack?’; ‘What's this crack about a possible merger.’;

Cracknoun

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

‘Has anyone got a crack for DocumentWriter 3.0?’;

Cracknoun

a meaningful chat.

Cracknoun

(Internet slang) Extremely silly, absurd or off-the-wall ideas or prose.

Cracknoun

The tone of voice when changed at puberty.

Cracknoun

(archaic) A mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity.

‘He has a crack.’;

Cracknoun

(archaic) A crazy or crack-brained person.

Cracknoun

(obsolete) A boast; boasting.

Cracknoun

(obsolete) Breach of chastity.

Cracknoun

(obsolete) A boy, generally a pert, lively boy.

Cracknoun

A brief time; an instant; a jiffy.

‘I'll be with you in a crack.’;

Crackadjective

Highly trained and competent.

‘Even a crack team of investigators would have trouble solving this case.’;

Crackadjective

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

‘She's a crack shot with that rifle.’;

Crackverb

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

Crackverb

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

‘O, madam, my old heart is cracked.’; ‘He thought none poets till their brains were cracked.’;

Crackverb

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

Crackverb

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

Crackverb

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

Crackverb

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

‘By misfortune it cracked in the coling.’; ‘The mirror cracked from side to side.’;

Crackverb

To be ruined or impaired; to fail.

‘The credit . . . of exchequers cracks, when little comes in and much goes out.’;

Crackverb

To utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound.

‘As thunder when the clouds in autumn crack.’;

Crackverb

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

‘Ethoipes of their sweet complexion crack.’;

Cracknoun

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.

Cracknoun

Rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense.

‘My love to thee is sound, sans crack or flaw.’;

Cracknoun

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.

‘Will the stretch out to the crack of doom?’;

Cracknoun

The tone of voice when changed at puberty.

‘Though now our voicesHave got the mannish crack.’;

Cracknoun

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

Cracknoun

A crazy or crack-brained person.

‘I . . . can not get the Parliament to listen to me, who look upon me as a crack and a projector.’;

Cracknoun

A boast; boasting.

Cracknoun

Breach of chastity.

Cracknoun

A boy, generally a pert, lively boy.

‘Val. 'T is a noble child. Vir. A crack, madam.’;

Cracknoun

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

Cracknoun

Free conversation; friendly chat.

‘What is crack in English? . . . A crack is . . . a chat with a good, kindly human heart in it.’;

Cracknoun

a witty remark; a wisecrack.

Cracknoun

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

Cracknoun

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.

Crackadjective

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

‘One of our crack speakers in the Commons.’;

Cracknoun

a long narrow opening

Cracknoun

a narrow opening;

‘he opened the window a crack’;

Cracknoun

a long narrow depression in a surface

Cracknoun

a sudden sharp noise;

‘the crack of a whip’; ‘he heard the cracking of the ice’; ‘he can hear the snap of a twig’;

Cracknoun

a chance to do something;

‘he wanted a shot at the champion’;

Cracknoun

witty remark

Cracknoun

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

‘there was a crack in the mirror’;

Cracknoun

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

Cracknoun

a usually brief attempt;

‘he took a crack at it’; ‘I gave it a whirl’;

Cracknoun

the act of cracking something

Crackverb

become fractured; break or crack on the surface only;

‘The glass cracked when it was heated’;

Crackverb

make a very sharp explosive sound;

‘His gun cracked’;

Crackverb

make a sharp sound;

‘his fingers snapped’;

Crackverb

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

‘The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler’;

Crackverb

pass through (a barrier);

‘Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county’;

Crackverb

break partially but keep its integrity;

‘The glass cracked’;

Crackverb

break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension;

‘The rope snapped’;

Crackverb

suffer a nervous breakdown

Crackverb

tell spontaneously;

‘crack a joke’;

Crackverb

cause to become cracked;

‘heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair’;

Crackverb

reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking

Crackverb

break into simpler molecules by means of heat;

‘The petroleum cracked’;

Crackadjective

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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