Synonyms of crack in English:

crack

noun

  • 1 cracks spread from the bullet hole across the window
  • 2 the crack of a rifle rang out
    bang, report, explosion, detonation, clap, pop, snap, crackle, knock, tap, clash, crash, smash, smack
    informal wham, whump
  • 3 he got a crack on the head
    blow, bang, hit, punch, knock, thump, rap, bump, thwack, smack, slap, welt, cuff, box
    informal bash, whack, clobber, clout, clip, wallop, belt, tan, biff, bop, sock, lam, whomp
    British informal slosh
    North American informal boff, bust, slug, whale
    Australian/New Zealand informal dong
    dated buffet
  • 4 informal I fancy having a crack at winning a fourth title
    attempt, try, effort, endeavour, venture
    informal go, shot, stab, whack, whirl
    formal essay
    archaic assay
  • 5 informal it is easy to make cheap cracks about her hair and clothes
    joke, witticism, funny remark, witty remark, jest, quip, pun, sally, pleasantry, epigram, aphorism; repartee, banter; Frenchbon mot; jibe, barb, jeer, sneer, taunt, insult, cutting remark, slight, affront, slur, insinuation
    informal one-liner, gag, wisecrack, funny, dig
  • verb

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  • 1 take care not to crack the glass
    split, fracture, fissure, rupture, break, snap, cleave
    rare craze
  • 2 a gun cracked and the bullet fizzed overhead
    go bang, bang, pop, snap, crackle, crash, thud, thump, boom, ring out, clap; explode, detonate
  • 3 she cracked him across the forehead
    hit, strike, beat, thump, hammer, knock, rap, pound, thud, punch, bump, thwack, smack, slap, slam, welt, cuff, pummel, buffet, box someone's ears
    informal bash, whack, clobber, clout, clip, wallop, belt, tan, biff, bop, sock, lam, whomp
    British informal slosh
    North American informal boff, bust, slug, whale
    Australian/New Zealand informal dong
  • 4 the witnesses cracked and the truth came out
    break down, give way, cave in, crumble, collapse, go to pieces, lose control, yield, succumb, founder
  • 5 informal the naval code proved harder to crack
    solve, find an/the answer to, find a/the solution to, resolve, work out, puzzle out, fathom, find the key to, decipher, decode, break, clear up, interpret, translate, straighten out, get to the bottom of, make head or tail of, unravel, disentangle, untangle, unfold, piece together, elucidate
    informal figure out, suss out
  • Phrases

    crack down

    a nationwide drive to crack down on crimeget tough ontake severe/stern measures againstclamp down oncome down heavily oneliminateabolisheradicateextinguishquenchrepressstiflesuppressput an end toput a stop toendfinishget rid ofcrushput downweed outcurbnip in the budthwartfrustratescotchsquashquashquellsubdueterminatebeatovercomedefeatroutdestroydemolishannihilatewipe outextirpatelimitrestrainrestrictcheckkeep in checkcontrolkeep under control informalcome down on like a ton of brickssquelchput the kibosh onclobber

    crack up

  • 1 I feel I'm cracking up, always on the verge of tears
    break down, have a breakdown, lose control, be overcome, collapse, go to pieces, go out of one's mind, go mad, crumble, disintegrate
  • 2 she tried to keep a straight face but kept cracking up
    burst out laughing, dissolve into laughter, roar with laughter, shake with laughter, laugh uncontrollably, guffaw, be doubled up, split one's sides, hold one's sides
    informal fall about, be in stitches, break up, crease up, be creased up, be rolling in the aisles, laugh like a drain
  • informal

    adjective

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  • he is a crack shot See expert (adjective)
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