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Most people don't get a fair crack of the whip.
Norman Cook

Meaning of "crack" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRACK

Old English cracian; related to Old High German krahhōn, Dutch kraken, Sanskrit gárjati he roars.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRACK

crack  [kræk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRACK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crack is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb crack in English.

WHAT DOES CRACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Crack

Crack may refer to: ▪ Crack cocaine, the freebase form of cocaine that can be smoked ▪ Crack, a fracture or discontinuation in a body ▪ In geology, a crack or fracture in a rock Crack may also refer to...

Definition of crack in the English dictionary

The first definition of crack in the dictionary is to break or cause to break without complete separation of the parts. Other definition of crack is to break or cause to break with a sudden sharp sound; snap. Crack is also to make or cause to make a sudden sharp sound.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CRACK

PRESENT

Present
I crack
you crack
he/she/it cracks
we crack
you crack
they crack
Present continuous
I am cracking
you are cracking
he/she/it is cracking
we are cracking
you are cracking
they are cracking
Present perfect
I have cracked
you have cracked
he/she/it has cracked
we have cracked
you have cracked
they have cracked
Present perfect continuous
I have been cracking
you have been cracking
he/she/it has been cracking
we have been cracking
you have been cracking
they have been cracking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I cracked
you cracked
he/she/it cracked
we cracked
you cracked
they cracked
Past continuous
I was cracking
you were cracking
he/she/it was cracking
we were cracking
you were cracking
they were cracking
Past perfect
I had cracked
you had cracked
he/she/it had cracked
we had cracked
you had cracked
they had cracked
Past perfect continuous
I had been cracking
you had been cracking
he/she/it had been cracking
we had been cracking
you had been cracking
they had been cracking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will crack
you will crack
he/she/it will crack
we will crack
you will crack
they will crack
Future continuous
I will be cracking
you will be cracking
he/she/it will be cracking
we will be cracking
you will be cracking
they will be cracking
Future perfect
I will have cracked
you will have cracked
he/she/it will have cracked
we will have cracked
you will have cracked
they will have cracked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been cracking
you will have been cracking
he/she/it will have been cracking
we will have been cracking
you will have been cracking
they will have been cracking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would crack
you would crack
he/she/it would crack
we would crack
you would crack
they would crack
Conditional continuous
I would be cracking
you would be cracking
he/she/it would be cracking
we would be cracking
you would be cracking
they would be cracking
Conditional perfect
I would have crack
you would have crack
he/she/it would have crack
we would have crack
you would have crack
they would have crack
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been cracking
you would have been cracking
he/she/it would have been cracking
we would have been cracking
you would have been cracking
they would have been cracking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you crack
we let´s crack
you crack
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to crack
Past participle
cracked
Present Participle
cracking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRACK


Amtrak
ˈæmtræk
anorak
ˈænəˌræk
Bacharach
ˈbækəræk
backtrack
ˈbækˌtræk
brack
bræk
Dirac
dɪˈræk
drac
dræk
multitrack
ˈmʌltɪˌtræk
racetrack
ˈreɪsˌtræk
rack
ræk
soundtrack
ˈsaʊndˌtræk
sprack
spræk
tamarack
ˈtæməˌræk
track
træk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRACK

crack a smile
crack cocaine
crack down
crack hardy
crack house
crack of dawn
crack of doom
crack on
crack the whip
crack up
crack willow
crack-up
cracka
crackajack
crackback
crackberries
crackberry
crackbrain
crackbrained

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRACK

a hard nut to crack
arrack
barrack
bike rack
CD rack
cooling rack
fast track
fast-track
half-track
inside track
off the beaten track
plate rack
roof rack
single track
single-track
the rack
the right track
the wrong track
title track
wine rack

Synonyms and antonyms of crack in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRACK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «crack» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of crack

Translation of «crack» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRACK

Find out the translation of crack to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crack from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crack» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

缝隙
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rendija
570 millions of speakers

English

crack
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दरार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صَدْع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

щель
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rachadura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফাটল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fente
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Retak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Riss
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

すき間
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

균열
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crack
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khe hỡ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிராக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्षणात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çatlak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fessura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pęknięcie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

щілина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ruptură
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρωγμή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

crack
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spricka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sprekk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crack

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRACK»

The term «crack» is very widely used and occupies the 5.806 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRACK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «crack» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «crack» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crack

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «CRACK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crack.
1
Elliott Abrams
Dubai must crack down on rampant smuggling, and the U.A.E. federal government has significantly stepped up pressure.
2
Nita Ambani
As Indian women, we are always balancing work, life, home, etc. It's important to know that while juggling rubber balls and glass balls, the former may bounce back when you miss, but the glass balls will crack if you let them fall. So prioritise, prioritise, prioritise.
3
Simon Armitage
Somebody will be able to crack ebook files in the same way that people cracked music files a decade ago. An author could have worked for three years on his book, have someone buy it for their Kindle for £6.99 and then see it shared with everyone in the world for free.
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Ralph Brown
I love doing comedy. I find comedy quite hard work. Comedy's underrated, I think, by actors, you know? It's difficult to get it right and get it funny. I really enjoy doing it. I kind of wish I'd done it more. I can't complain. I've had a fair crack of the whip.
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Alafair Burke
I was the weirdest kid: I wanted to see the police file - in grade school! I was convinced I could crack the case if I just had that file.
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Sophia Bush
I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme. I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone - even when they're laughing. I have a guilt complex, always worrying.
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Leonard Cohen
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
8
Norman Cook
Most people don't get a fair crack of the whip.
9
Tim Crouch
In 'Malvolio,' the audience laugh at me, and I use that laughter to crack open the question as to why they are laughing.
10
Anton du Beke
When I'm dancing with any woman, I immediately get rid of intimacy barriers. I just give her a big hug and crack on.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRACK»

Discover the use of crack in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crack and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio
This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date.
Philippe Bourgois, 2003
2
Crack
Discusses the characteristics of crack cocaine and the dangers of using the drug.
Rodney G. Peck, 2000
3
Crack in America: Demon Drugs and Social Justice
A team of veteran drug researchers in medicine, law, and the social sciences provides the most comprehensive, penetrating, and original analysis of the crack cocaine problem in America to date.
Craig Reinarman, Harry Gene Levine, 1997
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The Emergence of Crack Cocaine Abuse
This book makes a close examination of the development, responses to, and effect of the crack cocaine crisis in the United States. Included are descriptions of cocaine, crack, and the free-basing process.
Edith Fairman Cooper, 2002
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Crick Crack, Monkey:
Hodge uses the voice of the central character, Tee, to tell a story that begins with two young children forced to live first with their aunt Tantie and then with Aunt Beatrice. Tanties world overflows with hilarity, aggression, and warmth.
Merle Hodge, 2013
6
Crack
Beginning with an overview of how crack affects the brain and body, the book details why the drug is so addictive, the history and demographics of its use, and the relationship between crack and crime.
M. Foster Olive, 2009
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The Crack-Up
The Crack-Up tells the story of Fitzgerald's sudden descent at the age of thirty-nine from glamorous success to empty despair, and his determined recovery.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson, 2009
8
Dealing Crack: The Social World of Streetcorner Selling
This starkly revealing book explores the crack cocaine trade from the candid perspectives of sellers themselves.
Bruce A. Jacobs, 1999
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Solution of Crack Problems: The Distributed Dislocation ...
This book is concerned with the numerical solution of crack problems.
D.A. Hills, 1996
10
5 Grams: Crack Cocaine, Rap Music, and the War on Drugs
In this highly original work, Dimitri A. Bogazianos draws on various sources to examine the profound consequences of America's reliance on this punishment structure, tracing the rich cultural linkages between America's War on Drugs, and the ...
Dimitri A. Bogazianos, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crack is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ashes 2015: Mitchell Johnson gets first crack at England batsmen in …
CARDIFF: England have won the toss and chosen to bat in the first Ashes Test at Swalec Stadium, giving Mitchell Johnson first crack at picking ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
2
Police hope squirrel mugshot will help crack case of 28000-pound …
Police hope squirrel mugshot will help crack case of 28,000-pound nut heist. 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | Filed in: Offbeat. Comments 0. Offbeat. «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
3
Crack cocaine dealer nabbed at City Hall Park
Drug peddlers might want to learn from this alleged crack dealer's experience. If you want to sell drugs in downtown Seattle, don't do it around ... «MyNorthwest.com, Jul 15»
4
California lawmaker moves to crack down on sanctuary cities in …
A California lawmaker is making the first move to crack down on sanctuary city policies in San Francisco and the rest of the state after a young ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
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Pottstown man's 'crack binge' yields prison time
NORRISTOWN >> A Pottstown man, described by witnesses as being on a “crack binge,” is headed to state prison for assaulting a police officer ... «The Mercury, Jul 15»
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South Africa crack spin code
It may seem cruel that the first thing South Africa had to do after crashing out of the 2015 World Cup, was to start preparing for another ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
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Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan asks states to crack down on …
NEW DELHI:Fearing spurt in vegetable prices, the Centre on Tuesday asked states to crack down on hoarders, ensure adequate supplies and ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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Man fatally stabbed at Brooklyn home with crack shoved in mouth …
A 58-year-old man was found stabbed to death in his Brooklyn apartment early Tuesday with a bag of crack stuffed in his mouth, police sources ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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Veteran Medina crack dealer sent to prison
ALBION — A Medina man with a history of drug arrests, including once being arrested for dealing crack on the day of his sentencing for another ... «The Daily News Online, Jul 15»
10
Tip leads to man's arrest for gun, crack
Jeter was charged with firearm possession by a prohibited person, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and crack cocaine possession. «The News Journal, Jul 15»

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