Definition of cracking in English:

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cracking

Pronunciation: /ˈkrakɪŋ/

adjective

[attributive] British informal
1Excellent: he is in cracking form to win this race [as submodifier]: a cracking good story
More example sentences
  • The 2.2 is a cracking unit and offers excellent economy too.
  • We were in pursuit of a cracking story and we couldn't stop talking about it.
  • Chris Dolan clearly knows how to tell a cracking story.
1.1Fast and exciting: the story rips along at a cracking pace
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  • It's brash, lively and moves along at a cracking pace - but it's not the all-conquering success that its hype suggests.
  • This action-packed cop thriller rattles along at a cracking pace, with strong performances from all the leading players.
  • Even so, the Americans set off at a cracking pace northwards towards Baghdad.

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