crack the door

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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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Even so, you'd better not smack it too far down the middle or it might crack the window of an apartment building.
Open an air vent or crack the window for some fresh air,
A subsequent version of events reported that he simply placed his bat in a corner, only for another one to bounce up and crack the window.
Albert said: "It must have been a powerful air gun to have sent the pellet fast enough to crack the window.
Crack the window for ventilation and periodically run the engine and heater to stay warm.
I crack the window for a fresh breath of southwestern Virginia air and hear music beyond the wind and the butterflies.
There was a lot of smoke and the heat was so intense they had to crack the windows to stop them exploding.
Slide onto the blocks in the vehicle, and crack the windows just a little.
If you must leave your animal in the car briefly, remember to slightly crack the windows for fresh air and keep your car locked.
If you are trapped inside your car during a winter storm, stay inside your vehicle, crack the windows for ventilation, remain visible by keeping the lights on, and run the engine and heater sporadically to save fuel.
It is not possible to crack the windows enough to cool down the dog without letting it out of the car," said Tams.