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crack

verb /krӕk/
to (cause to) break partly without falling to pieces
rajarse, resquebrajarse
The sheet of glass had cracked down the middle.
to break (open)
abrir, romper, cascar
He cracked the peanuts between his finger and thumb.
to make a sudden sharp sound of breaking
crujir, chasquear
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
forzar
The thieves cracked the safe and got away with nearly £10,000.
to solve (a code)
resolver, descifrar
They managed to crack the enemy’s communication code.
to give in to torture or similar pressures
rendirse, rajarse, sucumbir, caer
The spy finally cracked under their questioning and told them everything he knew.
cracked adjective damaged by cracks
rajado, agrietado
a cracked cup.
(informal) crazy
tarado, chiflado
She must be cracked!
crackdown noun
medidas enérgicas (contra), supresión (de)
There has been a recent police crackdown on drunk driving.
cracker noun a thin crisp biscuit
galleta salada
cheese and crackers.
a small exploding firework
buscapiés
fire crackers.
a decorated paper tube, containing paper hats etc, which gives a loud crack when pulled apart.
triquitraque, sorpresa (Navideña)
a Christmas cracker.
crackers adjective (informal) crazy
chiflado, loco
You must be crackers to believe that!
crack down (on) phrasal verb to act firmly against
castigar severamente, tomar medidas severas (contra)
The police have cracked down on drug dealers The government has promised to crack down on illegal immigration.
get cracking (informal) to get moving quickly
salir disparado/pitando
You’d better get cracking if you want to get to school on time.
have a crack (at) (informal) to have a try at.
intentar, probar
I thought I’d have a crack at learning Japanese.
(Definition of crack from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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