Adjective: cracked krakt
Noun: cracked krakt
- Of skin, roughened as a result of cold or exposure
- chapped, roughened
- Of paint or varnish; having the appearance of alligator hide
- Informal or slang term meaning insane, strange, eccentric or stupid
- balmy [archaic], barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy [N. Amer], crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky, dippy, daffy, wacko, daft as a brush [Brit], potty [Brit], nutsy [N. Amer], round the twist [Brit], cuckoo
Verb: crack krak
- (of a voice) harsh or dissonant
- Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
"The glass cracked when it was heated";
- check, break
- Make a very sharp explosive sound
"His gun cracked"
- Make a sharp sound
"his fingers cracked";
- Hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise
"The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"
- Pass through (a barrier)
"Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county";
- break through
- Break partially but keep its integrity
"The glass cracked"
- Break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
"The pipe cracked";
- Gain unauthorized access to computers with malicious intentions
"she cracked my password"; "crack a safe"
- Suffer a nervous breakdown
- crack up, crock up, break up, collapse
- Tell spontaneously
"crack a joke"
- Cause to become cracked
"heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
- (chemistry) reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
- (chemistry) break into simpler molecules by means of heat
"The petroleum cracked"
- (of a voice) change in pitch, esp. as a result of emotional strain
- Yield information under interrogation or torture
"They managed to crack him on the third day";
- Successfully decipher a code
See also: insane, rough, unsmooth
Type of: alter, break, break down, break in, break up, change, come apart, decompose, fall apart, get, go, go across, go through, have, hit, modify, narrate, pass, recite, recount, retail, separate, sound, split up, suffer, sustain, tell
Encyclopedia: Cracked Crack