[ UK /kɹˈækɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈkɹækɪŋ/ ]
  1. a sudden sharp noise
    he heard the cracking of the ice
    he can hear the snap of a twig
    the crack of a whip
  2. the act of cracking something
  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)
  1. very good
    you look simply smashing
    we had a grand old time
    a neat sports car
    had a great time at the party
    he did a bully job
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How To Use cracking In A Sentence

  • The overseer, a great strong man, cracking his "blacksnake" from time to time, to enforce authority, excited our strong indignation. 'Three Score Years and Ten' Life-Long Memories of Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and Other Parts of the West
  • The preliminary research showed that the material used of the piston rod is unqualified , casting aliquation and much S element result in cracking on the edge of the casting aliquation.
  • The hyena exploits carcasses more fully than either cat because of its bone-cracking abilities.
  • I then angled the bandsaw table over so I could run resawing passes parallel to the worst of the cracking, and fired it through for a number of passes. Stu's Shed
  • On an unseasonally nippy May Tuesday, two women, a man and a young girl wheeling a baby's buggy, set about cracking open the votes in Kinsealy.
  • I can't wait to get cracking on next year 's crop and see what that might bring. Times, Sunday Times
  • A top-heavy nurse in cricket pads and dangling overhead light pack struggles to aim a fire breathing generator in a duel with a whip-cracking foreman.
  • On 11 minutes, the visitors thought that they had taken the lead but a cracking effort went inches wide of the target.
  • Thanks to Rich and Dave for a cracking re-introduction in to the world of caving.
  • The good news is that Nicaragua is now cracking down on this animal harvest.
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