Definition of cracking in English:


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Pronunciation /ˈkrakiNG/ /ˈkrækɪŋ/


informal British
  • Excellent.

    • ‘he is in cracking form to win this race’
    • ‘a cracking good war story’
    • ‘The 2.2 is a cracking unit and offers excellent economy too.’
    • ‘We were in pursuit of a cracking story and we couldn't stop talking about it.’
    • ‘Chris Dolan clearly knows how to tell a cracking story.’
    • ‘This is a cracking good story, funny, sad, thrilling, and thought provoking.’
    • ‘The nine-year-old has been in cracking form lately, winning at Musselburgh and Catterick.’
    • ‘Their greater experience up front and ability to change tactics got them out of jail and won them a cracking contest.’
    • ‘A cracking evening with fine sets from both bands.’
    • ‘It has a cracking beer garden, superb ale selection and an ambient atmosphere.’
    • ‘Cononley move into second after a cracking eight-wicket win over at Pendle Forest.’
    • ‘The team is really up for it and we should have some excellent support on the day, making it a cracking match.’
    • ‘For anyone willing to invest the time and the emotion, this is a cracking album, worthy of critical acclaim.’
    • ‘Bill Nicholson was a brilliant manager and a cracking bloke and he was a North Yorkshireman.’
    • ‘Sounds excellent - The Herald gave it a cracking write-up too.’
    • ‘That cracking result completed a hat-trick of class two wins for Craig and he will be aiming to make it five next weekend.’
    • ‘A cracking game though, and overall the best team won.’
    • ‘He did nearly score two cracking goals.’
    • ‘I outlasted other divers and gained some cracking close-ups of hammerhead sharks, great rays and grey reef sharks.’
    • ‘Jeff King's seven-year-old is in cracking form, having won his last two races and a hat-trick is on the cards here.’
    • ‘The Jets were in cracking form and simply too powerful, too quick and too talented in all departments.’
    • ‘Just for good measure, there are a couple of cracking follow-up letters in today's Daily Express.’
    fine, of high quality, of a high standard, quality, superior



/ˈkrakiNG/ /ˈkrækɪŋ/