Synonyms of crack in English:

crack


See definition of crack

noun

1‘cracks spread from the bullet hole across the window’

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split, fissure, crevice, break, fracture, rupture, breach, rift, cleft, slit, chink, gap, cranny, interstice
rare crazing

2‘the crack of a rifle rang out’

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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’

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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‘I fancy having a crack at winning a fourth title’

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attempt, try, effort, endeavour, venture
informal go, shot, stab, whack, whirl
formal essay
archaic assay

5‘it is easy to make cheap cracks about her hair and clothes’

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joke, witticism, funny remark, witty remark, jest, quip, pun, sally, pleasantry, epigram, aphorism
repartee, banter
bon mot
jibe, barb, jeer, sneer, taunt, insult, cutting remark, slight, affront, slur, insinuation
informal one-liner, gag, wisecrack, funny, dig

verb

1‘take care not to crack the glass’

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split, fracture, fissure, rupture, break, snap, cleave
rare craze

2‘a gun cracked and the bullet fizzed overhead’

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go bang, bang, pop, snap, crackle, crash, thud, thump, boom, ring out, clap
explode, detonate

3‘she cracked him across the forehead’

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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’

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break down, give way, cave in, crumble, collapse, go to pieces, lose control, yield, succumb, founder
informal come apart at the seams, fall apart at the seams

5‘the naval code proved harder to crack’

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solve, find an answer to, find the answer to, find a solution to, find 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

adjective

1‘he is a crack shot’

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expert, skilled, skilful, masterly, virtuoso, master, consummate, proficient, accomplished, talented, gifted, adept, adroit, deft, dexterous, able, good, competent, capable, efficient, experienced, seasoned, trained, practised
professional, polished, well versed, versed
magnificent, brilliant, splendid, marvellous, impressive, excellent, formidable, outstanding, first-class, first-rate, fine
deadly
informal great, mean, wicked, stellar, nifty, ace, wizard
British informal a dab hand at
North American informal crackerjack
vulgar slang shit-hot
archaic, humorous compleat
rare habile
ANTONYMS

incompetent


Phrases

    crack down

    ‘a nationwide drive to crack down on crime’


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    get tough on, take severe measures against, take 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

    informal

    come down on like a ton of bricks, squelch, put the kibosh on, clobber

    crack up

    1‘I feel I'm cracking up, always on the verge of tears’


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    break down, have a breakdown, lose control, be overcome, collapse, go to pieces, go out of one's mind, go mad, crumble, disintegrate

    lose it, lose one's cool, come apart at the seams, fall apart at the seams, go crazy, freak out

    2‘she tried to keep a straight face but kept cracking up’


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    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

    fall about, be in stitches, break up, crease up, be creased up, be rolling in the aisles, laugh like a drain