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Crack vs. Squeeze — What's the Difference?

Crack vs. Squeeze — What's the Difference?

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Crack

To break without complete separation of parts
The mirror cracked.
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Squeeze

To press hard on or together; compress
Squeezed the balloon until it popped.
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Crack

To break or snap apart
The branch cracked off and fell.
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Squeeze

To press gently, as in affection
Squeezed her hand.
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Crack

To make a sharp snapping sound
His knees cracked as he sat down.
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Squeeze

To exert pressure on, as by way of extracting liquid
Squeeze an orange.
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Crack

To break down; fail
The defendant's composure finally began to crack.
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Squeeze

To extract by applying pressure
Squeeze juice from a lemon.
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Crack

To have a mental or physical breakdown
Cracked under the pressure.
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Squeeze

To extract or gain by intimidation or other pressure
Squeezed information out of the suspect.
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Crack

To change sharply in pitch or timbre, as from hoarseness or emotion. Used of the voice.
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Squeeze

To pressure or intimidate (someone) to comply with a demand, as to make an extortion payment.
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Crack

To move or go rapidly
Was cracking along at 70 miles an hour.
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Squeeze

To obtain room for by pressure; cram
Squeezed her clothes into the suitcase.
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Crack

(Chemistry) To break into simpler molecules, often by means of heat or a catalyst.
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Squeeze

To manage to find time or space for
I asked if she might squeeze me into her busy schedule. Can we squeeze another chair in at your table?.
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Crack

To cause to break without complete separation of parts
The pebble cracked the car's windshield.
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Squeeze

(Games) To force (an opponent) to use a potentially winning card in a trick that that opponent cannot take in bridge.
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Crack

To cause to break with a sharp snapping sound
Crack nuts.
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Squeeze

To cause (a run or base runner) to score on a squeeze play.
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Crack

To crush (corn or wheat, for example) into small pieces.
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Squeeze

To call as balls pitches thrown by (a pitcher) near the edges of the strike zone. Used of an umpire.
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Crack

To strike, especially with a sharp sound
Cracked the intruder over the head with a lamp.
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Squeeze

To give way under pressure
The rubber duck squeaks when it squeezes.
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Crack

To cause to come into forceful contact with something, especially with a sharp sound
Fell and cracked his head against the floor.
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Squeeze

To exert pressure
Squeezed until my hand hurt.
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Crack

To open to a slight extent
Crack a window to let in some air.
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Squeeze

To force one's way
Squeeze through a crowd.
Squeeze into a tight space.
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Crack

To break open or into
Crack a safe.
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Squeeze

The act or an instance of squeezing.
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Crack

To open up for use or consumption
Crack a book.
Cracked a beer.
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Squeeze

A handclasp or brief embrace.
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Crack

To break through (an obstacle) in order to win acceptance or acknowledgment
Finally cracked the "men-only" rule at the club.
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Squeeze

An amount squeezed out
A squeeze of lemon.
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Crack

To discover the solution to, especially after considerable effort
Crack a code.
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Squeeze

A group crowded together; a crush.
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Crack

To cause (the voice) to crack.
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Squeeze

Financial pressure caused by shortages or narrowing economic margins.
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

(Informal) To tell (a joke), especially on impulse or in an effective manner.
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Squeeze

Pressure or intimidation to comply with a demand, as to make an extortion payment
Thugs who put the squeeze on shopkeepers.
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Crack

To cause to have a mental or physical breakdown.
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Squeeze

(Games) A forced discard of a potentially winning card in bridge.
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Crack

To impair or destroy
Their rude remarks cracked his equanimity.
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Squeeze

(Baseball) A squeeze play.
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Crack

To reduce (petroleum) to simpler compounds by cracking.
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Squeeze

(Slang) One's primary romantic partner or sweetheart.
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Crack

A partial split or break; a fissure
Cracks in the basement wall.
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Squeeze

(transitive) To apply pressure to from two or more sides at once.
I squeezed the ball between my hands.
Please don't squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle.
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Crack

A slight narrow space
The window was open a crack.
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Squeeze

(transitive) To embrace closely; to give a tight hug to.
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Crack

(Informal) The fissure between the buttocks.
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Squeeze

(ambitransitive) To fit into a tight place.
I managed to squeeze the car into that parking space.
Can you squeeze through that gap?
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Crack

A defect or flaw
Cracks in the argument.
A crack in his composure.
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Squeeze

(transitive) To remove something with difficulty, or apparent difficulty.
He squeezed some money out of his wallet.
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Crack

A sharp snapping sound, such as the report of a firearm.
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Squeeze

(transitive) To put in a difficult position by presenting two or more choices.
I'm being squeezed between my job and my volunteer work.
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Crack

A sharp resounding blow
Gave him a crack on the head.
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Squeeze

To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass.
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Crack

A breaking, harshly dissonant vocal tone or sound, as in hoarseness.
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Squeeze

To attempt to score a runner from third by bunting.
Jones squeezed in Smith with a perfect bunt.
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Crack

An attempt or try
Gave him a crack at the job.
Took a crack at photography.
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Squeeze

An instance of squeezing.
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Crack

A witty or sarcastic remark.
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Squeeze

A close or tight fit.
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Crack

A moment; an instant
At the crack of dawn.
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Squeeze

(figuratively) A difficult position.
I'm in a tight squeeze right now when it comes to my free time.
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Crack

(Irish) Fun had when socializing; social amusement.
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Squeeze

A hug or other affectionate grasp.
A gentle squeeze on the arm
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Crack

(Slang) Crack cocaine.
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Squeeze

(slang) A romantic partner.
I want to be your main squeeze.
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Crack

Excelling in skill or achievement; first-rate
A crack shot.
A crack tennis player.
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Squeeze

(slang) An illicit alcoholic drink made by squeezing Sterno through cheesecloth, etc., and mixing the result with fruit juice.
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Crack

(intransitive) To form cracks.
It's been so dry, the ground is starting to crack.
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Squeeze

(baseball) The act of bunting in an attempt to score a runner from third.
The game ended in exciting fashion with a failed squeeze.
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Crack

(intransitive) To break apart under force, stress, or pressure.
When I tried to stand on the chair, it cracked.
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Squeeze

(card games) A play that forces an opponent to discard a card that gives up one or more tricks.
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Crack

(intransitive) To become debilitated by psychological pressure.
Anyone would crack after being hounded like that.
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Squeeze

(caving) A traversal of a narrow passage.
It was a tight squeeze, but I got through to the next section of the cave.
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Crack

(intransitive) To break down or yield, especially under interrogation or torture.
When we showed him the pictures of the murder scene, he cracked.
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Squeeze

A moulding, cast or other impression of an object, chiefly a design, inscription etc., especially by pressing wet paper onto the surface and peeling off when dry.
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Crack

(intransitive) To make a cracking sound.
The bat cracked with authority and the ball went for six.
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Squeeze

(mining) The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.
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Crack

To change rapidly in register.
His voice cracked with emotion.
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Squeeze

(dated) The situation experienced by a middleman when pressured from both sides, especially financially.
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Crack

To alternate between high and low register in the process of eventually lowering.
His voice finally cracked when he was fourteen.
Feb 06, 2022

Squeeze

(dated) A bribe, fee, or extortionary price paid to a middleman, especially in China; the practice of requiring such a bribe or fee.
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

(intransitive) To make a sharply humorous comment.
"I would too, with a face like that," she cracked.
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Squeeze

To press between two bodies; to press together closely; to compress; often, to compress so as to expel juice, moisture, etc.; as, to squeeze an orange with the fingers; to squeeze the hand in friendship.
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Crack

To realize that one is transgender.
She cracked at age 22 and came out to her friends and family over the next few months.
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Squeeze

Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush.
In a civil war, people must expect to be crushed and squeezed toward the burden.
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Crack

(transitive) To make a crack or cracks in.
The ball cracked the window.
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Squeeze

To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.
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Crack

(transitive) To break open or crush to small pieces by impact or stress.
You'll need a hammer to crack a black walnut.
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Squeeze

To press; to urge one's way, or to pass, by pressing; to crowd; - often with through, into, etc.; as, to squeeze hard to get through a crowd.
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Crack

(transitive) To strike forcefully.
She cracked him over the head with her handbag.
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Squeeze

The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure.
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Crack

(transitive) To open slightly.
Could you please crack the window?
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Squeeze

A facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone.
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Crack

To cause to yield under interrogation or other pressure.
They managed to crack him on the third day.
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Squeeze

The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.
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Crack

To solve a difficult problem.
I've finally cracked it, and of course the answer is obvious in hindsight.
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Squeeze

Pressure or constraint used to force the making of a gift, concession, or the like; exaction; extortion; as, to put the squeeze on someone.
One of the many "squeezes" imposed by the mandarins.
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Crack

(transitive) To overcome a security system or 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.
Feb 06, 2022

Squeeze

The act of gripping and pressing firmly;
He gave her cheek a playful squeeze
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Crack

(transitive) To cause to make a sharp sound.
To crack a whip
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Squeeze

A state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
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Crack

(transitive) To tell (a joke).
The performance was fine until he cracked that dead baby joke.
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Squeeze

A situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer;
Increased expenses put a squeeze on profits
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Crack

To break down (a complex molecule), especially with the application of heat: to pyrolyse.
Acetone is cracked to ketene and methane at 700°C.
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Squeeze

(slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend;
She was his main squeeze
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Crack

To circumvent software restrictions such as regional coding or time limits.
That software licence will expire tomorrow unless we can crack it.
Feb 06, 2022

Squeeze

A twisting squeeze;
Gave the wet cloth a wring
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

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.
Feb 06, 2022

Squeeze

An aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
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Crack

(obsolete) To brag; to boast.
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Squeeze

A tight or amorous embrace;
Come here and give me a big hug
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Crack

To be ruined or impaired; to fail.
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Squeeze

The act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space;
Getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze
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Crack

(colloquial) To barely reach, attain to (a measurement, extent).
An underground band that never cracked the Hot 100
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Squeeze

To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition;
Crush an aluminum can
Squeeze a lemon
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Crack

A thin and usually jagged space opened in a previously solid material.
A large crack had formed in the roadway.
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Squeeze

Press firmly;
He squeezed my hand
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Crack

A narrow opening.
We managed to squeeze through a crack in the rock wall.
Open the door a crack.
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Squeeze

Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space;
I squeezed myself into the corner
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Crack

A sharply humorous comment; a wisecrack.
I didn't appreciate that crack about my hairstyle.
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Squeeze

To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :
She forced him to take a job in the city
He squeezed her for information
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

(slang) Crack cocaine, a potent, relatively cheap, addictive variety of cocaine; often a rock, usually smoked through a crack-pipe.
Crack head
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Squeeze

Obtain by coercion or intimidation;
They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss
They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him
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Crack

Something good-tasting or habit-forming.
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Squeeze

Press or force;
Stuff money into an envelope
She thrust the letter into his hand
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Crack

(onomatopoeia) The sharp sound made when solid material breaks.
The crack of the falling branch could be heard for miles.
Feb 06, 2022

Squeeze

Squeeze tightly between the fingers;
He pinched her behind
She squeezed the bottle
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Crack

(onomatopoeia) Any sharp sound.
The crack of the bat hitting the ball.
Feb 06, 2022

Squeeze

Hug, usually with fondness;
Hug me, please
They embraced
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

A sharp, resounding blow.
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Squeeze

Squeeze or press together;
She compressed her lips
The spasm contracted the muscle
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

(informal) An attempt at something.
I'd like to take a crack at that game.
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Crack

Vagina.
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Crack

(informal) The space between the buttocks.
Pull up your pants! Your crack is showing.
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

Conviviality; fun; good conversation, chat, gossip, or humorous storytelling; good company.
The party was great crack.
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Crack

Business; events; news.
What's the crack?
What's this crack about a possible merger?
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

(computing) A program or procedure designed to circumvent restrictions or usage limits on software.
Has anyone got a crack for DocumentWriter 3.0?
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

An expanding circle of white water surrounding the site of a large explosion at shallow depth, marking the progress of the shock wave through the air above the water.A nuclear explosion in shallow water; the crack is clearly visible on the water's surface.
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Crack

A meaningful chat.
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Crack

(Internet slang) Extremely silly, absurd or off-the-wall ideas or prose.
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

The tone of voice when changed at puberty.
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Crack

(archaic) A mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity.
He has a crack.
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Crack

(archaic) A crazy or crack-brained person.
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Crack

(obsolete) A boast; boasting.
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Crack

(obsolete) Breach of chastity.
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Crack

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

A brief time; an instant; a jiffy.
I'll be with you in a crack.
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Crack

(obsolete) One who excels; the best.
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Crack

Highly trained and competent.
Even a crack team of investigators would have trouble solving this case.
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Crack

Excellent, first-rate, superior, top-notch.
She's a crack shot with that rifle.
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Crack

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

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.
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

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

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

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

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.
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Crack

To be ruined or impaired; to fail.
The credit . . . of exchequers cracks, when little comes in and much goes out.
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Crack

To utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound.
As thunder when the clouds in autumn crack.
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Crack

To utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; - with of.
Ethoipes of their sweet complexion crack.
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Crack

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.
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Crack

Rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense.
My love to thee is sound, sans crack or flaw.
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Crack

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?
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Crack

The tone of voice when changed at puberty.
Though now our voicesHave got the mannish crack.
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Crack

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

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.
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Crack

A boast; boasting.
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Crack

Breach of chastity.
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Crack

A boy, generally a pert, lively boy.
Val. 'T is a noble child. Vir. A crack, madam.
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Crack

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

Free conversation; friendly chat.
What is crack in English? . . . A crack is . . . a chat with a good, kindly human heart in it.
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

A witty remark; a wisecrack.
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Crack

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

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.
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Crack

Of superior excellence; having qualities to be boasted of; as, a crack shot.
One of our crack speakers in the Commons.
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Crack

A long narrow opening
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Crack

A narrow opening;
He opened the window a crack
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Crack

A long narrow depression in a surface
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Crack

A sudden sharp noise;
The crack of a whip
He heard the cracking of the ice
He can hear the snap of a twig
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Crack

A chance to do something;
He wanted a shot at the champion
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Crack

Witty remark
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Crack

A blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts;
There was a crack in the mirror
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Crack

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

A usually brief attempt;
He took a crack at it
I gave it a whirl
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Crack

The act of cracking something
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Crack

Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only;
The glass cracked when it was heated
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Crack

Make a very sharp explosive sound;
His gun cracked
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Crack

Make a sharp sound;
His fingers snapped
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Crack

Hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise;
The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

Pass through (a barrier);
Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

Break partially but keep its integrity;
The glass cracked
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Crack

Break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension;
The rope snapped
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Crack

Suffer a nervous breakdown
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Crack

Tell spontaneously;
Crack a joke
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Crack

Cause to become cracked;
Heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

Reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
Feb 06, 2022

Crack

Break into simpler molecules by means of heat;
The petroleum cracked
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Crack

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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