Translation of "crack" - English-German dictionary

crack

verb /krӕk/

to (cause to) break partly without falling to pieces

krachen
The window cracked down the middle.

to break (open)

zerbrechen
He cracked the peanuts between his finger and thumb.

to make a sudden sharp sound of breaking

knacken
The twig cracked as I stepped on it.

to make (a joke)

(Witze) reißen
He’s always cracking jokes.

to open (a safe) by illegal means.

knacken

to solve (a code).

knacken

to give in to torture or similar pressures

zusammenbrechen
The spy finally cracked under their questioning and told them everything he knew.
cracked adjective

damaged by cracks

gesprungen
a cracked cup.

crazy

übergeschnappt
She must be cracked!
crackdown noun

das Durchgreifen (besondere Maßnahmen ergreifen um etwas zu verhindern)
cracker noun

a thin crisp biscuit.

der Cracker

a small exploding firework

der Knallfrosch

a decorated paper tube, containing paper hats etc, which gives a loud crack when pulled apart.

das Knallbonbon
crackers adjective

crazy

übergeschnappt
You must be crackers to believe that!
crack a book ( crack a book)

(slang) to open a book in order to read or study

büffeln
He always gets high marks in his exams although he hardly cracks a textbook.
crack down (on)

to act firmly against

das Durchgreifen
The police have cracked down on drug dealers
to crack down on illegal immigration.
get cracking

to get moving quickly.

loslegen
have a crack (at)

to have a try at.

in Angriff nehmen

(Translation of “crack” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)