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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adj
beautiful …
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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

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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adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

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 precioso
adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.