Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Broken so that fissures appear on the surface.
  • adjective Broken into small or coarse pieces.
  • adjective Having a harsh or dissonant tone.
  • adjective Informal Mentally deranged; crazy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Burst or split; rent; partially severed: as, a cracked pitcher.
  • Broken or changing, as the voice of youth verging on manhood, or of old age.
  • Blemished, as an impaired reputation.
  • Imperfect, as a doubtful title.
  • Impaired intellectually; crazy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Coarsely ground or broken.
  • adjective colloq. Crack-brained.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Broken so that cracks appear on, or under, the surface.
  • adjective Broken into coarse pieces.
  • adjective of a voice Harsh or dissonant.
  • adjective slang Crazy; crackpot.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of crack.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of paint or varnish; having the appearance of alligator hide
  • adjective informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
  • adjective used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure

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Examples

  • The word cracked into air like a storm waiting, banked and ready.

    The Laird Who Loved Me

  • The word cracked into air like a storm waiting, banked and ready.

    The Laird Who Loved Me

  • The word cracked into air like a storm waiting, banked and ready.

    The Laird Who Loved Me

  • His word cracked like a whip, stinging her but laying him open.

    My Seduction

  • His word cracked like a whip, stinging her but laying him open.

    My Seduction

  • His word cracked like a whip, stinging her but laying him open.

    My Seduction

  • For about 10 seconds, this entry was everything its label cracked it up to be-then, with absolutely no warning, that crack morphed into a tectonic fault.

    Latest stories

  • For about 10 seconds, this entry was everything its label cracked it up to be-then, with absolutely no warning, that crack morphed into a tectonic fault.

    Latest stories

  • The eating and the socializing were more than enough reward for fulfilling our judging duties, but we also came away with an exquisite handmade pie cozy, courtesy of Gretchen's mom, who once again cracked the whip as judge wrangler.

    Food for body and soul (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • "Look here, Smoke, if you're gettin 'cracked on systems this ain't no place for you, an' it's about time we hit the trail again."

    SHORTY DREAMS

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