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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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