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Translation of "crack" - English-Spanish dictionary

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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