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Synonyms of crack in English:


  • 1 a crack in the glass
    split, break, chip, fracture, rupture;
  • 2 a crack between two rocks
  • 3 the crack of a rifle
  • 4 a crack on the head
    blow, bang, hit, knock, rap, punch, thump, bump, smack, slap
    informal bash, whack, thwack, clout, wallop, clip, bop
  • 5 informal we'll have a crack at it
    informal go, shot, stab, whack
    formal essay
  • 6 informal cheap cracks about her clothes
    jibe, barb, taunt, sneer, insult
    informal gag, wisecrack, funny, dig
  • verb

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  • 1 the glass cracked in the heat
  • 2 she cracked him across the forehead
    informal bash, whack, thwack, clobber, clout, clip, wallop, belt, bop, sock, boff, bust, slug
  • 3 the witnesses cracked
    break down, give way, cave in, go to pieces, crumble, lose control, yield, succumb
  • 4 informal the naval code proved harder to crack
    decipher, interpret, decode, break, solve, resolve, work out, find the key to
    informal figure out
  • adjective

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  • 1 a crack shot
    informal great, superb, fantastic, ace, hotshot, mean, demon, brilliant, crackerjack, bang-up
    [Antonyms] incompetent
  • Phrases

    crack down on
    a campaign to crack down on crime
    suppress, prevent, stop, put a stop to, put an end to, stamp out, eliminate, eradicate;
    clamp down on, get tough on, come down hard on, limit, restrain, restrict, check, keep in check, control, keep under control
    crack up
    informal I feel as if I'm about to crack up
    break down, have a breakdown, lose control, go to pieces, go out of one's mind, go mad
    informal lose it, fall/come apart at the seams, go crazy, freak out
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