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 for To crack on
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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     1. To break or burst, with or without entire separation of
        the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts.
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     2. To rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow;
        hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze.
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              O, madam, my old heart is cracked.    --Shak.
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              He thought none poets till their brains were
              cracked.                              --Roscommon.
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     3. To cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to
        crack a whip.
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     4. To utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke.
        --B. Jonson.
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     5. To cry up; to extol; -- followed by up. [Low]
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     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.]
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