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Translation of "crack" - English-French dictionary

crack

verb /krӕk/
to (cause to) break partly without falling to pieces (se) fêler The window cracked down the middle.
to break (open) casser He cracked the peanuts between his finger and thumb.
to make a sudden sharp sound of breaking craquer The twig cracked as I stepped on it.
to make (a joke) sortir He’s always cracking jokes.
to open (a safe) by illegal means. percer
to solve (a code). déchiffrer
to give in to torture or similar pressures craquer The spy finally cracked under their questioning and told them everything he knew.
cracked adjective
damaged by cracks fêlé a cracked cup.
crazy cinglé She must be cracked!
crackdown noun
mesures énergétiques
cracker noun
a thin crisp biscuit. craquelin
a small exploding firework pétard fire crackers.
a decorated paper tube, containing paper hats etc, which gives a loud crack when pulled apart. diablotin
crackers adjective
crazy maboule You must be crackers to believe that!
crack a book ( crack a book)
(slang) to open a book in order to read or study ouvrir un livre He always gets high marks in his exams although he hardly cracks a textbook.
crack down (on)
to act firmly against prendre des mesures énergétiques; sévir contre The police have cracked down on drug dealers to crack down on illegal immigration.
get cracking
to get moving quickly. s’y mettre
have a crack (at)
to have a try at. tenter de
(Definition of crack from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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