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  4  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cracking 
  adj  1:  making  a  loud  sharp  sound  as  of  a  rifle  shot  or  a  breaking 
  branch  or  a  whip;  "lion  tamers  with  their  cracking 
  whips" 
  2:  (informal)  very  good;  "a  bully  pulpit";  "a  cool  sports  car"; 
  "had  a  great  time  at  the  party";  "you  look  simply 
  smashing"  [syn:  {bang-up},  {bully},  {cool},  {corking},  {dandy}, 
  {great},  {groovy},  {keen},  {neat},  {nifty},  {not  bad(p)}, 
  {peachy},  {slap-up},  {swell},  {smashing}] 
  n  1:  a  sudden  sharp  noise;  "the  crack  of  a  whip";  "he  heard  the 
  cracking  of  the  ice"  [syn:  {crack}] 
  2:  the  act  of  cracking  something  [syn:  {fracture},  {crack}] 
  3:  the  process  whereby  heavy  molecules  of  naphtha  or  petroleum 
  are  broken  down  into  hydrocarbons  of  lower  molecular 
  weight  (especially  in  the  oil-refining  process) 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  cracking  n.  [very  common]  The  act  of  breaking  into  a  computer 
  system;  what  a  {cracker}  does  Contrary  to  widespread  myth,  this  does  not 
  usually  involve  some  mysterious  leap  of  hackerly  brilliance,  but  rather 
  persistence  and  the  dogged  repetition  of  a  handful  of  fairly  well-known 
  tricks  that  exploit  common  weaknesses  in  the  security  of  target  systems. 
  Accordingly,  most  crackers  are  only  mediocre  hackers. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  cracking 
 
  {cracker} 
 
 




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