Synonyms of crack in English:
3 he got a crack on the head
5 informal it is easy to make cheap cracks about her hair and clothes
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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
Australian/New Zealand informaldong
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
informalfigure out, suss out
- a nationwide drive to crack down on crimeget tough on, take severe/stern measures against, clamp down on, come down heavily on;eliminate, abolish, eradicate, extinguish, quench, repress, stifle, suppress, put an end to, put a stop to, end, finish, get rid of, crush, put down, weed out, curb, nip in the bud, thwart, frustrate, scotch, squash, quash, quell, subdue, terminate, beat, overcome, defeat, rout, destroy, demolish, annihilate, wipe out, extirpate;limit, restrain, restrict, check, keep in check, control, keep under control
- 2 she tried to keep a straight face but kept cracking up
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