crack the door (open)

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crack the door (open)

To open a door slightly. It's so hot in here—can we at least crack the door open?
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crack the door (open)

 and crack the window (open)
to open the door or window a very small amount. I cracked open the door to peek out. Just crack the window a bit to let some air inside.
See also: crack, door
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Broadway has not been particularly welcoming to hip hop, although Miranda and Blankenbuehler, along with Hamilton's director, Thomas Kail, cracked the door open in 2008 with their Tony-winning In the Heights.
While Beretta and Benelli cracked the door, other imports flung it wide open.
He cracked the door of the family hut and looked out.
Liverpool's Anfield hiccup against Chelsea cracked the door, but Toure and company booted it open in south London.
As he cracked the door open, Braman saw the man was wearing a ski mask, so he tried to shut the door right away.
Turns out on closer inspection a screwdriver had been used and they'd also cracked the door panel.
When the buzzer went off, I turned off the oven, cracked the door, and set the timer for an hour.
And while Perry's flub-free performance alone may not save his campaign, aides to the governor hope that a much-discussed exchange with Mitt Romney - in which Romney offered Perry a $10,000 bet that his position on health care in his book hadn't changed from one edition to the next, and Perry declined - has cracked the door open for Perry.
Still, Jacobs argues, the national monarchy's needs in matters of war and commerce bit against restrictions based upon faith, while the Reformation cracked the door towards religious toleration.
But prohibitionists cracked the door open by promising to keep whiskey available by prescription.
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) cracked the door open for the ordination of gay men and women at its annual General Assembly meeting (the 217th) last June with an "authoritative interpretation" that allows local ordaining bodies some leeway.
We cracked the door open for them a little bit, and Kelvim had to work out of some jams.
You've cracked the door, but appear to be afraid to step inside the abyss of American (and international) culture and attack the unethical contradictions that are running rampant.
If there's an English person involved, you can guarantee before long they'll dust off that old chestnut about the friend-of-a-friend who walked into a pub where, until the very microsecond they cracked the door open, everyone had been speaking English.