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Spanish translation of “crack”


verb /krӕk/
to (cause to) break partly without falling to pieces The window cracked down the middle. to break (open) He cracked the peanuts between his finger and thumb. to make a sudden sharp sound of breaking The twig cracked as I stepped on it. to make (a joke)
contar chistes
He’s always cracking jokes.
to open (a safe) by illegal means. to solve (a code). to give in to torture or similar pressures The spy finally cracked under their questioning and told them everything he knew. cracked adjective damaged by cracks
rajado, agrietado
a cracked cup.
crazy She must be cracked!
crackdown noun
medidas enérgicas (contra), supresión (de)
cracker noun a thin crisp biscuit.
galleta salada
a small exploding firework
fire crackers.
a decorated paper tube, containing paper hats etc, which gives a loud crack when pulled apart.
triquitraque, sorpresa (Navideña)
crackers adjective crazy You must be crackers to believe that! crack a book ( crack a book) (slang) to open a book in order to read or study He always gets high marks in his exams although he hardly cracks a textbook. crack down (on) to act firmly against
castigar severamente, tomar medidas severas (contra)
The police have cracked down on drug dealers to crack down on illegal immigration.
get cracking to get moving quickly.
salir disparado/pitando
have a crack (at) to have a try at.
(Definition of crack from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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