Translation of crack in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1 (in ice, wall, pavement)(in glass, china) rajadura (feminine)to paper o paste over the cracksponerle parches al problema ( or a la situación etc)
tapar agujeros [colloquial]Example sentences1.2 (chink, slit)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 countable (sound — of whip, twig)(— of rifle shot) estallido (masculine)(— of thunder) estruendo (masculine)(— of bones) crujido (masculine)to give somebody a fair crack of the whip (British English)darle todas las oportunidades a alguienExample sentences
- 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.
- 4 (instant) at the crack of dawnal amanecer
al despuntar el día [literary]
al rayar el alba [literary]
- 5 countable (attempt) [colloquial] to have a crack at somethingintentar algohave a crack at solving the problemintenta resolver el problema
prueba a ver si puedes resolver el problemaExample sentences
- 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 countable [colloquial] (wisecrack)comentario (masculine) socarrónto make a crackhacer un comentario socarrónExample sentences
- 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.
- 8 uncountable (fun) → craicExample sentences
- 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.
- (before noun)(shot/troops)he's a crack player
de primeraes un jugador de primera
es un crack (Latin America)Example sentences
- 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.
rajar(skin)he cracked a rib
agrietarse fracturó una costillaExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 2.1 (break open)(safe)to crack a book (American English) [colloquial]
forzarabrir un librohe scarcely cracked a book before the examapenas abrió un libro antes del examento crack (open) a bottle [colloquial]destapar or abrir or descorchar una botellato crack a smile he didn't even crack a smileni siquiera sonrióExample sentences2.2 (decipher, solve)
(problem)I've cracked it! [colloquial]
- 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.
resolver¡ya lo tengo!Example sentences
- 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.
- 3 (make cracking sound with)(whip)
(hacer) chasquear or restallar(finger/knuckle)→ whip
hacer crujirExample sentences
- 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.
- 4 (hit sharply) I cracked my head on o against the beamme di con la cabeza contra la vigaExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 6 (separate)(petroleum)
- 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.
- 1 1.1(cup/glass)
rajarse(rock/plaster/paint/skin)his composure began to crack
agrietarseempezó a perder la compostura1.2 (make cracking sound)(bones/twigs)1.3
quebrarseExample sentences1.4 (break down) she cracked under the strain
sufrió una crisis nerviosa a raíz de la tensiónsomething cracked inside her and she began to sobno pudo contenerse más y se echó a llorar
- 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.
- to crack down
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (break down) [colloquial]
tomar medidas enérgicas
(person)1.2 (burst out laughing) [colloquial] 1.3
sufrir un ataque de nervios
sucumbir a la presión
sufrir un ataque de nervios
sucumbir a la presión
(ice)2verb + object + adverb [colloquial] (make laugh)
matar de la risa [colloquial]3verb + object + adverb (praise) [colloquial] (usually passive) it isn't all it's cracked up to be
no es tan bueno como se dice or [colloquial] como lo pintan
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