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  • 1 crack — I. verb Etymology: Middle English crakken, from Old English cracian; akin to Old High German chrahhōn to resound Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to make a very sharp explosive sound < the whip cracks through the air > 2. to break,… …

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  • 2 crack — vb *break, burst, bust, snap, shatter, shiver Analogous words: split, rend, cleave, rive (see TEAR) crack n 1 Crack, cleft, fissure, crevasse, crevice, cranny, chink are comparable when meaning an opening, break, or discontinuity made by or as if …

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  • 3 crack|le — «KRAK uhl», verb, led, ling, noun. –v.i. 1. to make slight, sharp sounds: »A fire crackled in the fireplace. Twigs crackled beneath their feet. 2. to become minutely cracked, as the surface of some kinds of china or glass does; craze. 3.… …

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  • 4 Crack in the Ground — is a volcanic fissure over two miles (3 km) long and up to 70 feet (21 m) deep in central Oregon, US.[1] The eruptions from the Four Craters Lava Field were accompanied by a slight sinking of the older rock surface, forming a shallow, graben …

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  • 5 crack — crack1 [ kræk ] verb ** ▸ 1 break so line appears ▸ 2 break something open ▸ 3 make short loud noise ▸ 4 hit part of body hard ▸ 5 solve problem/mystery ▸ 6 lose control of yourself ▸ 7 when voice shakes ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive to damage… …

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  • 6 crack — I UK [kræk] / US verb Word forms crack : present tense I/you/we/they crack he/she/it cracks present participle cracking past tense cracked past participle cracked ** 1) a) [transitive] to damage something so that a line or long narrow hole… …

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  • 7 crack — crack1 S3 [kræk] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(break)¦ 2¦(sound)¦ 3¦(hit)¦ 4¦(not be able to continue)¦ 5¦(voice)¦ 6¦(solve/understand)¦ 7¦(stop somebody)¦ 8¦(open a safe)¦ 9¦(computer)¦ 10 crack it …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 crack — 1 verb 1 BREAK (I, T) to break or make something break so that it gets one or more lines on its surface: Don t put that delicate china in the dishwasher it may crack. | She fell off her bike and cracked a bone in her leg. 2 LOUD SOUND (I, T) to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 crack — I [[t]kræ̱k[/t]] VERB USES ♦♦♦ cracks, cracking, cracked 1) V ERG If something hard cracks, or if you crack it, it becomes slightly damaged, with lines appearing on its surface. A gas main had cracked under my neighbour s garage and gas had… …

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  • 10 crack*/ — [kræk] verb I 1) [I/T] if something cracks, or if you crack it, a line or long narrow hole appears on its surface, but it does not break into pieces The ice was starting to crack at the edges.[/ex] I dropped a plate and cracked it.[/ex] 2) [T] to …

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  • 11 crack — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 line on the surface of sth where it has broken ADJECTIVE ▪ big, deep, huge, large, long, serious (esp. BrE) ▪ short, small …

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  • 12 Road surface — A road in the process of being resurfaced Road surface (British English) or pavement (American English) is the durable surface material laid down on an area intended to sustain vehicular or foot traffic, such as a road or walkway. In the past… …

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  • 13 Tension de surface — Tension superficielle La tension superficielle permet à un pengő hongrois (aluminium) de ne pas couler au fond du verre d eau À la surface d un milieu dense (liquide ou solide) ou à l interface entre deux milieux denses, la matière n est pas,… …

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  • 14 Énergie de surface — Tension superficielle La tension superficielle permet à un pengő hongrois (aluminium) de ne pas couler au fond du verre d eau À la surface d un milieu dense (liquide ou solide) ou à l interface entre deux milieux denses, la matière n est pas,… …

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  • 15 Sand crack — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 mi|cro|crack — «MY kroh KRAK», noun, verb. –n. a microscopic crack in a material such as glass or chrome: »The low strength of glass is attributed to the presence of microcracks in the glass surface which drastically reduce the overall stress needed to cause… …

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  • 17 hairline crack — A tiny crack visible on the surface of material …

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  • 18 map crack — noun : a minute crack (as on the surface of mortar, concrete, plaster) …

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  • 19 shatter crack — noun : a minute crack which sometimes develops in the head of a rail usually half an inch or more beneath the surface owing to defective forging …

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  • 20 magnetic crack detection — the bar or component to be tested is magnetized by passing a heavy current through it or by making it the core of a coil through which a heavy current is passed. Cracks or inclusions cause the magnetic flux to break the surface forming free… …

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