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1. verb, informal To manage to open or break into (something). He's the best thief in the Pacific Northwest. There's no safe in the world that he can't crack!
2. verb, informal To open (something) for use or consumption. Let's crack another bottle of champagne—it's a celebration, after all! I had just sat down and cracked my new book, when my kids came in and interrupted me.
3. verb, informal To tell (something) impulsively, especially a joke. We sat around cracking jokes until the early hours of the morning. I can't believe a politician would crack a fart joke during a televised debate!
4. noun, slang The fissure between the buttocks. Dude, pull up your pants—your crack is showing!
5. noun, informal A witty, snide, or sarcastic remark. If you keep making cracks like that during class, I'll send you straight to the principal's office! I couldn't help but laugh at the crack she made about the boss's idea.
6. noun, slang Short for "crack cocaine," a highly addictive freebase form of cocaine that is usually smoked in large crystals. Tom used to be a great student, but he got hooked on crack during college.
7. noun, slang Great fun or entertainment, especially in a social setting. A variant spelling of "craic." Primarily heard in Ireland. That was one wild night. We all had the crack. With so many comedians gathered together at the party, well, the crack was mighty, I tell you.
8. noun, slang News or details about someone or something. A variant spelling of "craic." Usually used in questions. Primarily heard in Ireland. Anyone know what the crack is with the meeting tonight? Is it still happening, or what? What's the crack with your sister? Is she still over in Australia? Hey, Tony, what's the crack? Long time no see!
slang Crazy; insane. A: "With this scheme, I'm going to be rich!" B: "You're cracked, dude. This will never work!" I don't know what the guy's problem was, but he was definitely cracked.
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Fig. solved; understood. (*Typically: get something~; have something ~.) I've got the mystery cracked! After I get it cracked, the rest'll be easy.
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1. n. the gap between the buttocks. You wanna get kicked in the crack?
2. n. the gap between the lips of the vulva. (see also crack-rack.) He screamed something rude about her crack and slapped her.
3. n. women considered as the object of copulation and male sexual release. (Usually with some. Rude and derogatory.) Jed said he had to have some crack soon or he would die.
4. n. a joke; a smart-aleck remark. Another crack like that and your nose will be so reshaped.
5. n. a try (that may or may not succeed). Have another crack at it.
6. n. a unit of something (for a particular price); a use (of something). You would think twice, too, if you remembered that it’s seven dollars a crack.
7. n. crystalline, smokable cocaine. (Drugs.) This crack seems to have become the drug of choice for punks of all ages.
8. in. to break down and talk under pressure. (Underworld.) They kept at her till she finally cracked and talked.
9. mod. [of a person] excellent; top-flight. The dealer’s crack salesman was no help at all.
10. tv. to break into something. (Underworld.) We almost cracked the safe before the alarm went off.
mod. crazy. You’re cracked if you think I’ll agree to that.
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- (good) black don't crack
- a crack at (someone or something)
- a fair crack at something
- a fair crack of the whip
- a hard egg to crack
- a hard nut (to crack)
- a sledgehammer to crack a nut
- a tough nut to crack
- at the crack of dawn
- crack (something) wide open
- crack a book
- crack a bottle
- crack a bottle open
- crack a crib
- crack a fat
- crack a joke
- crack a smile
- crack a tube
- crack a/the window (open)
- crack down
- crack down on (something)
- crack down on, to
- crack house
- crack of dawn
- crack of dawn, (at) the
- crack of doom
- crack on
- crack onto (someone or something)
- crack open
- crack open a bottle
- crack open a/the bottle
- crack some suds
- crack someone up
- crack the code
- crack the code, to
- crack the door
- crack the door (open)
- crack the whip
- crack through (something)
- crack under the strain
- crack up
- crack wise
- dirty crack
- employ a steam engine to crack a nut
- fall between the cracks
- fall through the cracks
- first crack at
- get the first crack at (something)
- give (one) a fair crack of the whip
- give (someone) the first crack at (something)
- hard nut to crack
- have (the) first crack at (something)
- have a crack at
- have a crack at (something)
- have a crack at something
- have one's ass in a crack
- have the craic
- he that would eat the kernel must crack the nut
- make a crack
- make cracks about
- paper over
- paper over (the cracks), to
- paper over the cracks
- plumber's crack
- slip between the cracks
- slip through the cracks
- step on a crack, break your mother's back
- take a crack at (something)
- take a crack at something
- take a sledgehammer to crack a nut
- take the first crack at (something)
- the crack of dawn
- the craic
- the craic was ninety
- the first crack at (something)
- through the cracks
- tough egg (to crack)
- tough egg to crack
- tough nut to crack
- tough nut to crack, a
- try at
- use a sledgehammer to crack a nut
- want the first crack at (something)
- What's the craic?
- you've got to crack a few eggs to make an omelet