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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crack  \Crack\  (kr[a^]k),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cracked} 
  (kr[a^]kt);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Cracking}.]  [OE.  cracken, 
  craken,  to  crack,  break,  boast,  AS  cracian  cearcian  to 
  crack;  akin  to  D.  kraken,  G.  krachen  cf  Skr.  garj  to 
  rattle,  or  perh.  of  imitative  origin.  Cf  {Crake}, 
  {Cracknel},  {Creak}.] 
  1.  To  break  or  burst,  with  or  without  entire  separation  of 
  the  parts  as  to  crack  glass;  to  crack  nuts. 
 
  2.  To  rend  with  grief  or  pain;  to  affect  deeply  with  sorrow; 
  hence  to  disorder;  to  distract;  to  craze. 
 
  O,  madam,  my  old  heart  is  cracked.  --Shak. 
 
  He  thought  none  poets  till  their  brains  were 
  cracked.  --Roscommon. 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  sound  suddenly  and  sharply;  to  snap;  as  to 
  crack  a  whip. 
 
  4.  To  utter  smartly  and  sententiously;  as  to  crack  a  joke. 
  --B.  Jonson 
 
  5.  To  cry  up  to  extol;  --  followed  by  up  [Low] 
 
  {To  crack  a  bottle},  to  open  the  bottle  and  drink  its 
  contents. 
 
  {To  crack  a  crib},  to  commit  burglary.  [Slang] 
 
  {To  crack  on},  to  put  on  as  to  crack  on  more  sail,  or  more 
  steam.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crack  \Crack\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  burst  or  open  in  chinks;  to  break,  with  or  without 
  quite  separating  into  parts 
 
  By  misfortune  it  cracked  in  the  coling.  --Boyle. 
 
  The  mirror  cracked  from  side  to  side  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  be  ruined  or  impaired;  to  fail  [Collog.] 
 
  The  credit  .  .  .  of  exchequers  cracks,  when  little 
  comes  in  and  much  goes  out  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  utter  a  loud  or  sharp,  sudden  sound. 
 
  As  thunder  when  the  clouds  in  autumn  crack.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  utter  vain,  pompous  words  to  brag;  to  boast;  --  with 
  of  [Archaic.] 
 
  Ethoipes  of  their  sweet  complexion  crack.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crack  \Crack\,  n. 
  1.  A  partial  separation  of  parts  with  or  without  a 
  perceptible  opening;  a  chink  or  fissure;  a  narrow  breach; 
  a  crevice;  as  a  crack  in  timber,  or  in  a  wall,  or  in 
  glass. 
 
  2.  Rupture;  flaw;  breach,  in  a  moral  sense 
 
  My  love  to  thee  is  sound,  sans  crack  or  flaw. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  sharp,  sudden  sound  or  report;  the  sound  of  anything 
  suddenly  burst  or  broken;  as  the  crack  of  a  falling 
  house;  the  crack  of  thunder;  the  crack  of  a  whip. 
 
  Will  the  stretch  out  to  the  crack  of  doom?  --Shak. 
 
  4.  The  tone  of  voice  when  changed  at  puberty. 
 
  Though  now  our  voices  Have  got  the  mannish  crack. 
  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Mental  flaw;  a  touch  of  craziness;  partial  insanity;  as 
  he  has  a  crack. 
 
  6.  A  crazy  or  crack-brained  person.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  .  .  .  can  not  get  the  Parliament  to  listen  to  me 
  who  look  upon  me  as  a  crack  and  a  projector. 
  --Addison. 
 
  7.  A  boast;  boasting.  [Obs.]  ``Crack  and  brags.''  --Burton. 
  ``Vainglorius  cracks.''  --Spenser. 
 
  8.  Breach  of  chastity.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  9.  A  boy,  generally  a  pert,  lively  boy.  [Obs.] 
 
  Val.  'T  is  a  noble  child.  Vir.  A  crack,  madam. 
  --Shak. 
 
  10.  A  brief  time;  an  instant;  as  to  be  with  one  in  a  crack. 
  [Eng.  &  Scot.  Colloq.] 
 
  11.  Free  conversation;  friendly  chat.  [Scot.] 
 
  What  is  crack  in  English?  .  .  .  A  crack  is  .  .  .  a 
  chat  with  a  good,  kindly  human  heart  in  it  --P.  P. 
  Alexander. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crack  \Crack\,  a. 
  Of  superior  excellence;  having  qualities  to  be  boasted  of 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  One  of  our  crack  speakers  in  the  Commons.  --Dickens. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crack 
  adj  :  (informal)  of  the  highest  quality;  "an  ace  reporter";  "a 
  crack  shot";  "a  first-rate  golfer";  "a  super  party"; 
  "played  top-notch  tennis";  "an  athlete  in  tiptop 
  condition";  "she  is  absolutely  tops"  [syn:  {ace},  {A-one}, 
  {first-rate},  {super},  {tiptop},  {topnotch},  {tops(p)}] 
  n  1:  a  long  narrow  opening  [syn:  {cleft},  {crevice},  {fissure},  {scissure}] 
  2:  a  narrow  opening;  "he  opened  the  window  a  crack"  [syn:  {gap}] 
  3:  a  long  narrow  depression  in  a  surface  [syn:  {crevice},  {cranny}, 
  {fissure},  {chap}] 
  4:  a  sudden  sharp  noise;  "the  crack  of  a  whip";  "he  heard  the 
  cracking  of  the  ice"  [syn:  {cracking}] 
  5:  (informal)  a  chance  to  do  something  "he  wanted  a  shot  at 
  the  champion"  [syn:  {shot}] 
  6:  witty  remark  [syn:  {wisecrack},  {sally},  {quip}] 
  7:  a  mark  left  after  a  small  piece  has  been  chopped  or  broken 
  off  of  something  [syn:  {check},  {chip}] 
  8:  a  purified  and  potent  form  of  cocaine  that  is  smoked  rather 
  than  snorted 
  9:  a  usually  brief  attempt;  "he  took  a  crack  at  it";  "I  gave  it 
  a  whirl"  [syn:  {fling},  {go},  {pass},  {whirl},  {offer}] 
  10:  the  act  of  cracking  something  [syn:  {fracture},  {cracking}] 
  v  1:  become  fractured;  break  or  crack  on  the  surface  only;  "The 
  glass  cracked  when  it  was  heated"  [syn:  {check},  {break}] 
  2:  make  a  very  sharp  explosive  sound;  "His  gun  cracked" 
  3:  as  of  tightly  stretched  ropes  or  fingers  [syn:  {snap}] 
  4:  hit  forcefully;  deal  a  hard  blow,  making  a  cracking  noise: 
  "The  teacher  cracked  him  across  the  face  with  a  ruler" 
  5:  pass  through  as  through  a  barrier;  "Registrations  cracked 
  through  the  30,000  mark  in  the  county"  [syn:  {break 
  through}] 
  6:  break  partially  but  keep  its  integrity;  "The  glass  cracked" 
  7:  break  suddenly  and  abruptly;  as  of  something  under  tension; 
  "The  rope  snapped"  [syn:  {snap}] 
  8:  suffer  a  nervous  breakdown  [syn:  {crack  up},  {crock  up},  {break 
  up},  {collapse}] 
  9:  cause  to  become  cracked;  "heat  and  light  cracked  the  back  of 
  the  leather  chair" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  crack  [warez  d00dz]  1.  v.  To  break  into  a  system  (compare 
  {cracker}).  2.  v.  Action  of  removing  the  copy  protection  from  a  commercial 
  program.  People  who  write  cracks  consider  themselves  challenged  by  the 
  copy  protection  measures.  They  will  often  do  it  as  much  to  show  that 
  they  are  smarter  than  the  developper  who  designed  the  copy  protection 
  scheme  than  to  actually  copy  the  program.  3.  n.  A  program,  instructions 
  or  patch  used  to  remove  the  copy  protection  of  a  program  or  to  uncripple 
  features  from  a  demo/time  limited  program.  4.  An  {exploit}. 
 
 




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