There are 3 translations of crack in Spanish:

crack1

Pronunciation: /kræk/

n

  • 1 c 1.1 (in ice, wall, pavement) grieta (f); (in glass, china) rajadura (f) to paper o paste over the cracks ponerle* parches al problema ( or a la situación etc), tapar agujeros [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (chink, slit) rendija (f)
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    • Calmer now, Jack stepped over to the window and drew a line along the crack with his bare finger.
    • It's surface was not impressive; cracks ran along the wall and the paint was slowly being peeled off by the weather.
    • I ran my finger along the cracks in the wall as I walked.
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    • The terrain is easy to move over, hard mud with deep narrow cracks, easy to cross, but wide enough to hide in.
    • The guards opened the slightest crack in the door enough for her to slip through and beckon her closer.
    • As soon as the slightest crack was opened, the being started to move toward it.
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    • They saw the flaws and cracks in the system. [But] we have to move on and think beyond one man.
    • He wanted to find a crack, something left vulnerable between the duo.
    • I've had to stop trying to look for cracks and flaws to prove that it's not as good as it seems.
  • 2 c (sound — of whip, twig) chasquido (m); (— of rifle shot) estallido (m); (— of thunder) estruendo (m); (— of bones) crujido (m) to give sb a fair crack of the whip (BrE) darle* todas las oportunidades a algn
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    • She was thrown through the air and hit the pavement with a sickening crack.
    • Lightning flashed again outside, followed quickly by a loud crack of thunder.
    • She landed with a loud thud and a crack came from her ankle.
  • 3 c (blow) golpe (m)
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    • What Montgomery conceived was a one-two punch, a British blow followed by an American crack.
    • My dad would get the report from our mother, make his way into our room, take off his belt, and deliver the requisite number of cracks.
  • 4 (instant) at the crack of dawn al amanecer, al despuntar el día [literario/literary], al rayar el alba [literario/literary]
  • 5 c (attempt) [colloquial/familiar] intento (m) to have a crack at sth intentar algo have a crack at solving the problem intenta resolver el problema, prueba a ver si puedes resolver el problema
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    • There were all sorts of cracks and jokes about diving off wardrobes etc.
    • They continued to lazily watch Stine, exchanging cracks and small jokes about the dog.
    • When he explains that the crack about encouraging homemakers to become lawyers was a joke, she chides him about his tone.
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    • I've had a crack at taking some more pics, some have turned out OK.
    • Our greatest living portraitist, Lucian Freud, had a crack at it in 2001.
    • Two points later he had a crack at a second serve from Federer and took a big swing.
  • 6 c [colloquial/familiar] (wisecrack) comentario (m) socarrón to make a crack hacer* un comentario socarrón
  • 8 u (fun) craic
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    • There was good food, good music and plenty chat and craic and a most enjoyable night was had by all.
    • This is a very popular event with plenty of entertainment and craic on the night.
    • The town prides itself in being a festival meeting, with plenty of craic on the streets and in the pubs at night.

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Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.

There are 3 translations of crack in Spanish:

crack2

adj

  • (before n) [shot/troops] de primera he's a crack player es un jugador de primera, es un crack (AmL)
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    • But the Marines are different; they are crack troops, as trained physically as we are intellectually.
    • A superb siege by sea was planned and he was given six thousand of the best Syrian crack troops to accomplish the feat.
    • Mounted on horseback, a small team of crack troops are aware that locals know they are coming well in advance.

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Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.

There are 3 translations of crack in Spanish:

crack3

vt

  • 2 2.1 (break open) [egg] cascar*, romper*; [nut] cascar*, partir; [safe] forzar*; [drugs ring/spy ring] desmantelar, desarticular to crack a book (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] abrir* un libro he scarcely cracked a book before the exam apenas abrió un libro antes del examen to crack (open) a bottle [colloquial/familiar] destapar or abrir* or descorchar una botella to crack a smile sonreír* he didn't even crack a smile ni siquiera sonrió 2.2 (decipher, solve) [code] descifrar, dar* con; [problem] resolver* I've cracked it! [colloquial/familiar] ¡ya lo tengo!
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    • If you don't have access to a grinder to crack wheat for cereal, you can cook the wheat kernels.
    • They can churn butter, crack corn and feed it to the chickens, and tend the garden.
    • There is also a kit for a processor that can crack corn and remove seeds from cotton with simple attachments.
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    • A tourist attraction will invite visitors to race a motorised gondola, crack a safe and save the world by defusing a bomb.
    • And, if he had to worry about beating the box, would he be able to crack the safe without zoning out?
    • She cracks safes as well as her father.
  • 3 (make cracking sound with) [whip] (hacer*) chasquear or restallar; [finger/knuckle] hacer* crujir whip1
  • 4 (hit sharply) pegar* I cracked my head on o against the beam me di con la cabeza contra la viga
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    • She found herself falling hard, the floor cracking against her ribs and back.
    • His toe cracked against something hard and out of place.
    • Song's head cracked hard on the floor next to the welcome mat.
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    • I realised he wasn't breathing, so I turned him over face down across my arm and cracked him really hard on his back a couple of times.
    • They want to see the police ‘go in hard and crack some heads on the terraces’.
    • While I bent down the door swung to and cracked me hard on the forehead.
  • 5 [joke] [colloquial/familiar] contar*
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    • Otherwise, you're making it much easier for someone to crack your code.
    • This might be a hard fact to crack, but you're growing up - and fast!
    • The lyrical logic is hard to crack, but the record proves maddeningly infectious.
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    • Hang on, weren't we cracking the same joke last year?
    • He cracked a few jokes as he became comfortable with the podium.
    • I'm just about to crack a rather forced joke to her when something over her shoulder catches my eye.
  • 6 [Chem Eng] [petroleum] craquear
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    • Palladium catalysts are used in refining and cracking petroleum.
    • Methanol and ethanol are most commonly derived from cracking petroleum into smaller hydrocarbons.
    • Amorphous alumina-silica composites are used to crack or split hydrocarbon chains in petroleum refining.

vi

  • 1 1.1 [cup/glass] rajarse; [rock/plaster/paint/skin] agrietarse his composure began to crack empezó a perder la compostura 1.2 (make cracking sound) [whip] chasquear, restallar; [bones/twigs] crujir
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    • Mark kicked the glass and it cracked, he kicked again breaking it.
    • I put a glass of water outside just to see what would happen; not only did it freeze within minutes, but the glass cracked as well.
    • All that was salvaged from the ruin was a brass barometer with its front glass cracked.
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    • Its superstructure began to fissure and crack apart from the concentrated barrages.
    • One of the claws broke in the attempt to lift the submarine, and a large section of its hull cracked off and fell back to the ocean floor.
    • It was as if someone had cracked open an egg on the top of my head.
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    • She stretches, her stiff joints snapping and cracking loudly, sounding just like a firecracker when lit.
    • The shot rang out, cracking loudly and landing in an unknown spot.
    • He heard the ice cracking, the sound traveling up through the soles of his feet.
    1.3 [voice] quebrarse*
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    • I yelled, my voice cracking and squeaking through my panic.
    • The story takes Pat Williams back almost 23 years, and even now, his voice cracks and quivers over the telephone as he tells it.
    • ‘Um yeah I'll be out in a minute,’ Cassie quickly answered hearing her voice crack.
    1.4 (break down) she cracked under the strain sufrió una crisis nerviosa a raíz de la tensión something cracked inside her and she began to sob no pudo contenerse más y se echó a llorar
  • 2 (be active, busy) to get cracking [colloquial/familiar] poner(se)* manos a la obra you'd better get cracking with that translation más vale que (te) pongas manos a la obra y hagas esa traducción [familiar/colloquial] come on, get cracking! ¡vamos, muévete! [familiar/colloquial]

Phrasal verbs

crack down

v + adv
to crack down on sb/sth tomar medidas enérgicas contra algn/algo

crack up

v + adv 1.1 (break down) [colloquial/familiar] [person] sufrir un ataque de nervios, sucumbir a la presión 1.2 (burst out laughing) [colloquial/familiar] soltar* una carcajada 1.3 [ice] agrietarse 1.1v + o + adv [colloquial/familiar] (make laugh) matar de la risa [familiar/colloquial] 1.2v + o + adv (praise) [colloquial/familiar] (usu pass) it isn't all it's cracked up to be no es tan bueno como se dice or [familiar/colloquial] como lo pintan

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Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.