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Overview of noun cracking

The noun cracking has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) crack, cracking, snap

(a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig")

2. (1) fracture, crack, cracking

(the act of cracking something)

3. cracking

(the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process))

Overview of verb crack

The verb crack has 13 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (6) crack, check, break

(become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated")

2. (4) crack

(make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked")

3. (2) snap, crack

(make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped")

4. (2) crack

(hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise; "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler")

5. (2) break through, crack

(pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county")

6. (1) crack

(break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked")

7. (1) snap, crack

(break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe snapped")

8. crack

(gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions; "she cracked my password"; "crack a safe")

9. crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse

(suffer a nervous breakdown)

10. crack

(tell spontaneously; "crack a joke")

11. crack

(cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair")

12. crack

(reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking)

13. crack

(break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked")

Overview of adj cracking

The adj cracking has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing

(very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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