crack a crib

crack a crib

obsolete To burglarize, especially a home. Many of the men in this area, though displaying a most convincing friendly attitude to one's face, are all too eager for the chance to crack a crib or two in the dark of the night.
See also: crack, crib
References in classic literature ?
He'll crack a crib in Scotland one week, and be raising money to build an orphanage in Cornwall the next.