Translation of "crack" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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crack verb (BREAK)

B2 [ T or I ] to break something so that it does not separate, but very thin lines appear on its surface, or to become broken in this way

A stone hit the window and cracked the glass. 石块击中窗户,打裂了玻璃。
I cracked my tooth as I fell. 我摔倒时把牙齿磕了一道裂缝。
The walls cracked and the roof collapsed in the earthquake. 地震中墙壁开裂,屋顶坍塌。

[ I ] informal to become mentally and physically weak

Stress and overwork are causing teachers to crack (up). 压力和过度劳累使老师们身心疲惫。

[ I ] informal to fail as a result of problems

Their relationship began to crack (up) after their child died. 孩子夭折后,他们的关系开始出现问题。

[ I ] If someone cracks, that person begins to feel weak and agrees that they have been defeated.

He cracked during questioning and told us where to find the stolen goods. 他经受不住盘问,向我们供出了赃物藏匿处。

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crack verb (GET INTO)

[ T ] to break something open, especially in order to reach or use what is inside

Crack three eggs into a bowl and mix them together. 往碗里打3个蛋,并搅拌均匀。
He cracked (open) the nuts with his hands. 他用手将坚果捏开。

[ T ] also crack into sth to get into someone else's computer system without permission and get information or do something illegal


[ T ] informal to copy computer programs or recorded material illegally


crack verb (FIND ANSWER)

[ T ] to find a solution to a problem

They cracked the code and read the secret message. 他们破译了密码,读取了密电。
UK I've been trying to solve this problem all week, but I still haven't cracked it. 整个星期我一直在试图解决这个问题,但还是不得要领。

crack verb (HIT)

[ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to hit something or someone

I cracked my head on/against the door. 我的头撞在门上。
They cracked him over the head with a baseball bat. 他们用棒球棒敲打他的脑袋。

crack verb (MAKE SOUND)

[ I or T ] to make a sudden, short noise, or to cause something to make this noise

The whip cracked over the horses' heads. 鞭子在马头上方噼啪抽响。
He's always cracking his knuckles (= pulling the joints of his fingers to make a noise). 他总是把自己的手指关节弄得噼啪作响。

[ I ] If a voice cracks, its sound changes because the person is upset.

Her voice cracked with emotion as she told the story. 讲起这件事时她激动得嗓音都嘶哑了。

crack verb (MAKE JOKE)

C1 [ T ] to make a joke or funny remark

He's always cracking jokes. 他总爱说笑话。


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crack noun (NARROW SPACE)

C2 [ C ] a very narrow space between parts of something

Cracks had appeared in the dry ground. 干涸的土地上出现了裂缝。
We peered through the crack in the floorboards. 我们透过地板块之间的缝隙使劲看。
figurative Cracks began to show in his façade of self-confidence. 他自信的外表下开始露出破绽。
(just) a crack

so that there is a very small space

She opened the door just a crack to listen to the conversation. 她只把门打开一条缝听人谈话。

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crack noun (SOUND)

[ C ] a sudden loud sound

the crack of a rifle/whip/breaking branch 步枪/鞭子/树枝断裂的噼啪声

crack noun (ATTEMPT)

[ C usually singular ] informal an attempt

It was her first crack at beating the record. 这是她第一次尝试破纪录。
It's not something I've done before, but I'll have/ (US take) a crack at it. 这事我从未做过,但我会试一试。

crack noun (DRUG)

[ U ] also crack cocaine slang a powerful form of the drug cocaine

Several kilos of crack were found in her luggage. 在她的行李中发现了好几公斤强效纯可卡因。
a crack addict 吸强效纯可卡因成瘾的人

crack noun (ENJOYABLE TIME)

[ U ] →  craic



[ C ] informal a method of getting into someone else's computer system

Find cracks for your shareware programs. 为你的共享程序找到非法进入的方法。

crack noun (JOKE)

[ C ] a wisecrack


crackadjective [ before noun ]

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excellent, or of the highest quality

a crack regiment 王牌军团
crack troops 精锐部队

(Translation of “crack” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)