Synonyms of crack in English:



  • 1 a crack in the glass
    split, break, chip, fracture, rupture; crazing
  • 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
    attempt, try
    informal go, shot, stab, whack
    formal essay
  • 6 informal cheap cracks about her clothes
  • verb

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  • 1 the glass cracked in the heat
  • 2 she cracked him across the forehead
    hit, strike, smack, slap, beat, thump, knock, rap, punch
    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
    expert, skilled, skillful, formidable, virtuoso, masterly, consummate, excellent, first-rate, first-class, marvelous, wonderful, magnificent, outstanding, superlative; deadly
    informal great, superb, fantastic, ace, hotshot, mean, demon, brilliant, crackerjack, bang-up
    [Antonyms] incompetent
  • Phrases

    crack down on

    a campaign to crack down on crimesuppresspreventstopput a stop toput an end tostamp outeliminateeradicateclamp down onget tough oncome down hard onlimitrestrainrestrictcheckkeep in checkcontrolkeep under control

    crack up

    informal I feel as if I'm about to crack upbreak downhave a breakdownlose controlgo to piecesgo out of one's mindgo mad informallose itfall/come apart at the seamsgo crazyfreak out

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