crack

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crack is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
crack

Third-person singular
cracks

Past tense
cracked

Past participle
cracked

Present participle
cracking

  1. When something cracks it breaks along a line, maybe not a straight line. It might break into two pieces, or it might break but the two pieces are still attached.
    She cracked an egg and put the inside of the egg into a bowl.

Noun[change]

Singular
crack

Plural
cracks

Plants growing in a crack in a rock
  1. A crack is the line where something is breaking.
    There is a crack from the edge of this plate to the middle. It will break soon.
  2. A loud sound like the sound of something breaking.
    It was raining, and she saw a flash of lightning and heard the crack of thunder.
  3. A strong, fairly cheap form of cocaine; crack often comes in the form of a rock and it is usually smoked in a crack-pipe.
    "I wouldn't use it, if I was going to use it I can afford real cocaine. Crack is wack." - Whitney Houston