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Very good or skilful
“Could the Guardian's crack team of theatre experts give the show an instant makeover and turn its fortunes around?”
A line on the surface of something along which it has split without breaking apart
“She was satisfied to see a tiny crack begin in the corner.”
A sharp audible blow
“She gave the thief a crack over the head with her rolling pin.”
An attempt to achieve something
“Because some people have come forward with an interest in writing my biography, I thought it might be no harm to have a crack at it myself.”
A joke, typically a critical or unkind one
“Nick makes a crack about her driving, she makes the shot, and the alarm goes off.”
A sudden sharp or explosive noise
“The explosive crack of a bullwhip can frighten cattle into a pen and even keep lions and tigers at bay.”
A person of odd or whimsical habits
“… that conspiracy theorist has been labeled a crack by the ballistics experts.”
Make or cause to make a sudden sharp or explosive sound
“Each sound is rendered in precise detail - bullets crack as they pass your head and thud wetly as they enter your body.”
Give way or cause to give way under torture, pressure, or strain
“Bachelet, however, did not crack under torture.”
Hit very hard
“She drew back her fist and cracked him on the jaw.”
Find a solution to; decipher or interpret
“Most new garage door openers have built-in security codes that are hard for crooks to crack electronically.”
Break or cause to break without a complete separation of the parts
“The council told him the bays would then overlap the paving stones, which would crack under the weight.”
To cause to go insane or as if insane
“… cracked by years in solitary confinement, the prisoner could only maunder incoherently.”
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