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crack a joke

To say something funny; to tell a joke. The teacher scolded me for cracking a joke in the middle of class.
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crack a joke

to tell a joke. She's never serious. She's always cracking jokes. Every time Tom cracked a joke, his buddies broke up laughing.
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crack a joke

Make a joke, say something humorous, as in You can count on Grandpa to crack a joke on every occasion. This expression uses the verb to crack in the now obsolete sense of "briskly pronounce" or "boast." [Early 1700s]
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crack a ˈjoke

tell a joke: He’s always cracking jokes in class.
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He took his seat, asked if there were any old patients for him to see, rapidly passed them in review, looking at them with shrewd eyes as he discussed their symptoms, cracked a joke (at which all the clerks laughed heartily) with the H.P., who laughed heartily too but with an air as if he thought it was rather impudent for the clerks to laugh, remarked that it was a fine day or a hot one, and rang the bell for the porter to show in the new patients.
President Rodrigo Duterte again cracked a joke on Wednesday about using marjiuana in his usual expletive-laden speech in Malacanang.
New York, Mar.8 ( ANI ): Khloe Kardashian recently cracked a joke that she once had sex with former American football player O.J.
Conservative Ken Bamber, 79, cracked a joke about two Irishmen in a pub during an employment appeals meeting at Medway Council in Kent.
The Chancellor even cracked a joke as he launched a new scanning system at the Forth Park Maternity Hospital, Kirkcaldy.
'Nagbibiro si President (Rodrigo) Duterte (President Duterte cracked a joke),' Aguirre said in an interview at the Senate on Thursday, after taking his oath at as a new member of PDP-Laban at the office of Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III.
COMIC Arthur Smith stunned a theatre when he cracked a joke about cancer victim Jade Goody.