English - Vietnamese Dictionary
crack /kræk/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- (thông tục) cừ, xuất sắc
- a crack oar: tay chèo cừ
- a crack shot: tay súng giỏi
- crack unit: đơn vị xuất sắc, đơn vị thiện chiến
- ngoại động từ
- quất (roi) đét đét; búng (ngón tay) kêu tanh tách, bẻ (đốt ngón tay) kêu răng rắc
- làm nứt, làm rạn, làm vỡ, kẹp vỡ
- to crack a skull: đánh vỡ sọ
- làm tổn thương
- to crack someone's credit (reputation): làm tổn thương danh dự của ai
- (kỹ thuật) làm crackinh (dầu hoả...)
- nội động từ
- kêu răng rắc, kêu đen đét, nổ giòn
- nứt nẻ, rạn nứt, vỡ, gãy ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
- that board has cracked in the sun: mảnh gỗ ấy nứt ra dưới ánh nắng
- imperialism is cracking everywhere: chủ nghĩa đế quốc rạn nứt khắp nơi
- his voice begins to crack: nó bắt đầu vỡ tiếng
- nói chuyện vui, nói chuyện phiếm
- to crack sown on
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) đàn áp thẳng tay
- khoe khoang, khoác lác, huênh hoang, nói phách
- to crack a bottle with someone
- mở một chai rượu uống hết với ai
- to crack a crib
- (từ lóng) đào ngạch vào ăn trộm, nạy cửa vào ăn trộm
+a long narrow opening
+a narrow opening
+a long narrow depression in a surface
+a sudden sharp noise
+a chance to do something
+a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts
+a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted
+a usually brief attempt
+the act of cracking something
+become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
+make a very sharp explosive sound
+make a sharp sound
+hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise
+pass through (a barrier)
+break partially but keep its integrity
+break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
+suffer a nervous breakdown
+cause to become cracked
+reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
+break into simpler molecules by means of heat
+of the highest quality
Advanced English Dictionary
1 break, fracture, chink, crevice, rift, gap, flaw, split, fissure, slit, cleft, split, check, rupture, breach:
The crack in the dam was caused by an earthquake.
2 snap, report, bang, clap, shot:
I ducked when I heard the crack of the rifle.
3 moment, instant, time, second:
She gets up at the crack of dawn.
He cracks the whip and the horses start up.
5 break, fracture, rupture; shiver, shatter, smash:
He fell backwards on the pavement and cracked his skull.
6 fissure, craze, crackle, US alligator:
The heat of the sun caused the paint to crack.
verb, noun, adjectiveCollocation Dictionary
1 to break without dividing into separate parts; to break sth in this way: [V] The ice cracked as I stepped onto it. + [VN] He has cracked a bone in his arm. + Her lips were dry and cracked.
2 to break open or into pieces; to break sth in this way: [V, +adv./prep.] A chunk of the cliff had cracked off in a storm. + (figurative) His face cracked into a smile. + [VN] to crack a nut + She cracked an egg into the pan.
3 [VN] ~ sth/sb (on / against sth) to hit sth/sb with a short hard blow: I cracked my head on the low ceiling. + He cracked me on the head with a ruler.
4 to make a sharp sound; to make sth do this: [V] A shot cracked across the ridge. + [VN] [no passive] He cracked his whip and galloped away.
5 [V] if your voice cracks, it changes in depth, volume, etc. suddenly and in a way that you cannot control: In a voice cracking with emotion, he told us of his son's death.
6 [V] to no longer be able to function normally because of pressure: Things are terrible at work and people are cracking under the strain. + They questioned him for days before he cracked. + The old institutions are cracking.
7 [VN] to find the solution to a problem, etc.; to find the way to do sth difficult: to crack the enemy's code + (spoken) After a year in this job I think I've got it cracked!
stop sb / sth
8 [VN] to find a way of stopping or defeating a criminal or an enemy: Police have cracked a major drugs ring.
9 [VN] ~ (open) a bottle (informal) to open a bottle, especially of wine, and drink it
10 [VN] ~ a joke (informal) to tell a joke
Idioms: get cracking (informal) to begin immediately and work quickly: There's a lot to be done, so let's get cracking.
not all, everything, etc. sb's cracked up to be (informal) not as good as people say: He's not nearly such a good writer as he's cracked up to be.
more at SLEDGEHAMMER
Phrasal Verbs: crack down (on sb/sth) to try harder to prevent an illegal activity and deal more severely with those who are caught doing it: Police are cracking down on drug dealers.
related noun CRACKDOWN
crack on (with sth) (BrE, informal) to work hard at sth so that you finish it quickly; to pass or continue quickly: If we crack on with the painting we should finish it today. + Time was cracking on and we were nowhere near finished.
crack up (informal)
1 to become ill, either physically or mentally, because of pressure: You'll crack up if you carry on working like this.
2 to start laughing a lot: He walked in and everyone just cracked up.
crack sb up (informal) to make sb laugh a lot: Gill's so funny, she just cracks me up.
1 [C] ~ (in sth) a line on the surface of sth where it has broken but not split into separate parts: This cup has a crack in it. + Cracks began to appear in the walls. + (figurative) The cracks (= faults) in the government's economic policy are already beginning to show.
2 [C] a narrow space or opening: She peeped through the crack in the curtains. + The door opened a crack (= a small amount).
3 [C] a sudden loud noise: a crack of thunder + the sharp crack of a rifle shot
4 [C] ~ (on sth) a sharp blow that can be heard: She fell over and got a nasty crack on the head.
5 [C] ~ (at sth)
~ (at doing sth) (informal) an occasion when you try to do sth: She hopes to have another crack at the world record this year.
6 (also crack cocaine) [U] a powerful, illegal drug that is a form of COCAINE: a crack addict
7 [C] (informal) a joke, especially a critical one: He made a very unfair crack about her looks.
8 (also craic) [U, sing.] (IrishE, spoken) a good time; friendly, enjoyable talk: Where's the crack tonight? + He's a person who enjoys a drink and a bit of crack.
Idioms: at the crack of dawn (informal) very early in the morning: I have to get up at the crack of dawn.
more at FAIR adj.
+ adjective [only before noun] expert and highly trained; excellent at sth: crack troops + He's a crack shot (= accurate and skilled at shooting).
1 line on the surface of sth where it has broken
big, deep, huge, large, long, serious | short, small | fine, hairline, thin
CRACK + VERB
appear | develop, spread | run
A fine crack ran up the wall.
2 narrow opening
narrow, small, tiny | wide
VERB + CRACK
We filled the cracks in the plaster before hanging the wallpaper.
CRACK + VERB
Wide cracks appeared in the ground during the drought.
| open up, widen
There's a crack in the fence big enough to look through.
a crack of light
a tiny crack of light under the door
| open a door/window a crack
Could you open the window just a crack?
3 sudden loud sound
VERB + CRACK
give, let out
He gave a crack of laughter.
with a ~
The chandelier hit the floor with a crack.
| ~ of
the crack of a whip, a crack of thunder
More information about SOUND
give a ~
The dog gave a low growl.
let out a ~
He let out a blood-curdling scream.
We heard the peal of church bells.
with a ~
The vase fell to the ground with a great crash.
a roar of laughtera snort of derisionthe whine of an engine
The dish had cracked quite badly.
2 become mentally ill
completely | finally
The stresses of her job became too great and she finally cracked.
He thought he'd never get through the ordeal without cracking up.
crack under the pressure/strain, show signs of cracking
He is under a lot of pressure but is showing no signs of cracking.
PHRASAL VERBS crack down
to crack down hard on crime
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