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

  Crack \Crack\, v. i.
     1. To burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without
        quite separating into parts.
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              By misfortune it cracked in the coling. --Boyle.
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              The mirror cracked from side to side. --Tennyson.
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     2. To be ruined or impaired; to fail. [Collog.]
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              The credit . . . of exchequers cracks, when little
              comes in and much goes out.           --Dryden.
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     3. To utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound.
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              As thunder when the clouds in autumn crack. --Shak.
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     4. To utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; -- with
        of. [Archaic.]
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              Ethoipes of their sweet complexion crack. --Shak.
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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
     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
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     2. Rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense.
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              My love to thee is sound, sans crack or flaw.
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     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.
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              Will the stretch out to the crack of doom? --Shak.
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     4. The tone of voice when changed at puberty.
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              Though now our voices
              Have got the mannish crack.           --Shak.
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     5. Mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as,
        he has a crack.
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     6. A crazy or crack-brained person. [Obs.]
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              I . . . can not get the Parliament to listen to me,
              who look upon me as a crack and a projector.
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     7. A boast; boasting. [Obs.] "Crack and brags." --Burton.
        "Vainglorius cracks." --Spenser.
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     8. Breach of chastity. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     9. A boy, generally a pert, lively boy. [Obs.]
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              Val. 'T is a noble child. Vir. A crack, madam.
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     10. A brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack.
         [Eng. & Scot. Colloq.]
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     11. Free conversation; friendly chat. [Scot.]
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               What is crack in English? . . . A crack is . . . a
               chat with a good, kindly human heart in it. --P. P.
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     12. a witty remark; a wisecrack.
     13. a chance or opportunity to do something; an attempt; as,
         I'll take a crack at it.
     14. a form of cocaine, highly purified and prepared as small
         pellets, especially suitable for smoking; -- also called
         rock. Used in this form it appears to be more addicting
         than cocaine powder. [slang]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crack \Crack\, a.
     Of superior excellence; having qualities to be boasted of;
     as, a crack shot. [Colloq.]
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           One of our crack speakers in the Commons. --Dickens.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cocaine \Co"ca*ine\, n. (Chem.)
     A powerful narcotic alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from the
     leaves of coca. It is a bitter, white, crystalline substance,
     and is remarkable for producing local insensibility to pain.
     It is classified as addictive and is not available in the U.
     S. without a prescription, but is nevertheless one of the
     most widespread illegal drugs of abuse. It is used in several
     forms, including small pellets of free base, called crack.
     Most of the cacaine illegally used in the U.S. is imported.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: 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, crack,
             first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch,
      n 1: a long narrow opening [syn: crack, 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, crack, fissure, chap]
      4: a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the
         cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig" [syn:
         crack, cracking, snap]
      5: a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"
         [syn: shot, crack]
      6: witty remark [syn: wisecrack, crack, sally, quip]
      7: a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation
         of the parts; "there was a crack in the mirror"
      8: a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather
         than snorted; highly addictive [syn: crack, crack
         cocaine, tornado]
      9: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it
         a whirl" [syn: crack, fling, go, pass, whirl,
      10: the act of cracking something [syn: fracture, crack,
      v 1: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The
           glass cracked when it was heated" [syn: crack, check,
      2: make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked"
      3: make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped" [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 (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the
         30,000 mark in the county" [syn: break through, crack]
      6: break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked"
      7: break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe
         snapped" [syn: snap, crack]
      8: gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions;
         "she cracked my password"; "crack a safe"
      9: suffer a nervous breakdown [syn: crack up, crack, crock
         up, break up, collapse]
      10: tell spontaneously; "crack a joke"
      11: cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of
          the leather chair"
      12: reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
      13: break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The
          petroleum cracked"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  758 Moby Thesaurus words for "crack":
     Daedalian, Parthian shot, above par, abrade, abrasion, abysm,
     abyss, account for, ace, address, adept, adroit, allegation,
     allegorize, alligator, answer, aperture, aphorism, apostrophe,
     apothegm, approach, apt, arroyo, artistic, assay, assertion,
     attempt, authoritative, averment, back answer, band, bang, bar,
     bark, bash, bastinado, bat, beating, belt, bezel, bid, biff,
     birthmark, bit, blackhead, blast, blaze, bleb, blemish, blister,
     bloody, blow, bon mot, bonk, boom, bottom, boutade, bowshot,
     box canyon, brand, bravura, breach, break, break open, break up,
     breakage, breath, breathing, brief span, bright idea,
     bright thought, brilliant, brilliant idea, broach, broaching, bug,
     bulla, bump, burn, burn in, burn off, burst, bust, canal, canalize,
     canyon, carve, cast, catch, caustic remark, cauterize, cavity,
     chafe, chamfer, channel, chap, char, chase, chasm, check, chimney,
     chink, chip, chisel, chop, cicatrix, cicatrize, clack, clap,
     clarify, clash, claw, clean, clear up, clearing, cleave, cleft,
     cleuch, clever, click, clip, clobber, close quarters, close range,
     clough, clout, clump, coal, col, coldcock, come apart,
     come unstuck, comeback, comedo, comment, conceit, concussion,
     coordinated, corrugate, corrugation, coulee, couloir, coup, crack,
     crack up, crackerjack, cracking, crackle, crackling, cranny, crash,
     crater, craze, crepitate, crepitation, crevasse, crevice, crimp,
     crump, cryptanalyze, cunning, cupel, cut, cut apart, cut open,
     cute, cutting remark, cwm, dado, daedal, dash, deal, deal a blow,
     debug, decipher, deck, declaration, decode, decrepitate,
     decrepitation, decrypt, deface, defacement, defect, defection,
     deficiency, defile, deform, deformation, deformity, deft, dell,
     demonstrate, demythologize, detonate, detonation, dexterous,
     dextrous, dictum, dig, dike, dint, diplomatic, discharge,
     disclosure, discontinuity, disentangle, disfiguration, disfigure,
     disfigurement, disintegrate, dispart, distort, distortion, ditch,
     divaricate, divide, divine, do, donga, dope, dope out, draw,
     drawback, drollery, drub, drubbing, drumming, dump, earreach,
     earshot, effort, elucidate, endeavor, engrave, engraving,
     enlighten, epigram, essay, euhemerize, excavation, excellent,
     exclamation, exemplify, exfoliate, experiment, expert, explain,
     explain away, explicate, explode, explosion, exposit, expound,
     expression, facetiae, failing, failure, fall to pieces, fancy,
     fathom, fault, faute, fenestra, fetch, fetch a blow, figure out,
     find out, find the answer, fissure, fistula, flame, flap, flash,
     flash burn, flash of wit, flaw, fleer, flight of wit, fling, flip,
     flop, flout, flume, flute, fluting, fly open, foible, fontanel,
     foolery, foramen, found, fracture, frailty, fray, frazzle, freckle,
     fret, fulminate, fulmination, furrow, fusillade, gag, gall, gambit,
     gap, gape, gash, gat, get, get right, gibe, gibing retort,
     give away, give reason for, give the meaning, give way, go,
     go haywire, go into hysterics, go off, go to pieces, goffer, good,
     goodish, gorge, gouge, graceful, greeting, groove, guess,
     guess right, gulch, gulf, gully, gunshot, hair, hair space,
     hairbreadth, hairsbreadth, half a jiffy, half a mo, half a second,
     half a shake, handy, happy thought, have it, hemangioma, hiatus,
     hickey, high-class, high-grade, high-quality, high-test, hit,
     hit a clip, hit it, hole, hollow, hurt, illuminate, illustrate,
     imperfection, inadequacy, inch, incise, incision, infirmity,
     ingenious, injure, injury, inlet, instant, interjection, interpret,
     interstice, interval, jab, jape, jeer, jest, jiff, jiffy, joint,
     keloid, kink, kloof, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out,
     lacerate, laceration, lacuna, lay open, laying open, leak,
     leg-pull, lentigo, lesion, let have it, lick, list, little,
     little problem, little ways, lose courage, lose self-control,
     magisterial, maim, make clear, make mincemeat of, make out,
     make plain, mar, master, masterful, masterly, maul, mention,
     microgroove, microsecond, milium, millisecond, minute, moat, mock,
     mole, moment, mortal wound, mot, move, mutilate, mutilation,
     nasty crack, neat, needle scar, nevus, niche, no mean, notch, note,
     nullah, observation, offer, ope, open, open the lock, open up,
     opening, opening up, orifice, outlet, oxidate, oxidize, parch,
     part, parting shot, pass, passage, passageway, paste, pelt,
     percussion, persiflage, phrase, pierce, pimple, pistol shot, pit,
     play of wit, pleasantry, pleat, plow, plumb, plunk, pock, pockmark,
     poke, politic, pop, popularize, pore, port-wine mark,
     port-wine stain, position, potshot, pound, problem, professional,
     proficient, pronouncement, psych, psych out, punch, puncture,
     pustule, put-down, put-on, puzzle out, pyrolyze, question, quick,
     quip, quips and cranks, quite some, rabbet, rap, rationalize,
     ravel, ravel out, ravine, ready, reflection, remark, rend, rent,
     repartee, report, resolve, resourceful, retort, riddle, rifle,
     rifling, rift, rime, rip, riposte, rive, ruck, rude reproach, run,
     rupture, rut, sally, salvo, savage, say, saying, scab, scald,
     scale, scar, scarify, scintillation, scissure, scoff, scorch,
     score, scotch, scrape, scratch, scuff, scurrility, seam, sear,
     sebaceous cyst, sec, second, second-degree burn, sentence,
     separate, shake, shatter, shed light upon, shiver, short answer,
     short distance, short piece, short way, shortcoming, shot, show,
     show how, show the way, simplify, singe, sizzling, skilled,
     skillful, skin, slam, slap, slash, slat, slice, slick, slit, slog,
     slot, slug, smack, smart crack, smart saying, smash, smite, snag,
     snap, snapping, snappy comeback, soak, sock, solder, solve, some,
     something missing, sore, sort out, space, span, spell out, spit,
     spitting, spitting distance, splat, splinter, split, split second,
     splitting, sprain, spread, spread out, spring a leak, spring open,
     stab, stab wound, stagger, start, statement, statesmanlike, step,
     stick, stoma, strain, strawberry mark, streak, streaking, stria,
     striate, striation, striature, striga, strike, strike at, striola,
     stripe, striping, stroke, stroke of wit, strong bid, sty, stylish,
     subjoinder, sulcation, sulcus, superior, swap, swat, swing,
     swing open, swinge, swipe, tactful, taint, tap, tattoo, taunt,
     tear, tear open, tentative, the compleat, the complete,
     third-degree burn, thought, throw light upon, throw open,
     throwing open, thump, thwack, tick, time, torrefy, track, trauma,
     traumatize, trench, trial, trial and error, trice, trough, try,
     turn of thought, twink, twinkle, twinkling, twist, twit, twitch,
     two shakes, uncorking, undertaking, undo, unfold, unlock, unravel,
     unriddle, unscramble, unstopping, untangle, untwist, unweave,
     utterance, valley, verbal thrust, verruca, vesicate, vesicle,
     virtuoso, void, volley, vulcanize, vulnerable place, wadi, wale,
     wallop, warp, wart, weak link, weak point, weakness, weal, weld,
     well-done, well-worn groove, welt, wen, whack, wham, whap, whirl,
     whitehead, whomp, whop, wink, wisecrack, witticism, word, work,
     work out, workmanlike, wound, wounds immedicable, wrench, wrinkle,
     yak, yawn, yerk

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      [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 developer 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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