cracked

[ krakt ]
/ krækt /

adjective

broken: a container full of cracked ice.
broken without separation of parts; fissured.
damaged; injured.
Informal. eccentric; mad; daffy: a charming person, but a bit cracked.
broken in tone, as the voice.

Nearby words

  1. crackajack,
  2. crackberry,
  3. crackbrain,
  4. crackbrained,
  5. crackdown,
  6. cracked heel,
  7. cracked heels,
  8. cracked up,
  9. cracked wheat,
  10. cracker

Idioms

    cracked up to be, Informal. reported or reputed to be (usually used in the negative): I hear the play is not what it's cracked up to be.

Origin of cracked

First recorded in 1400–50, cracked is from the late Middle English word crachyd. See crack, -ed2

Related formsun·cracked, adjective

Origin of crack

before 1000; Middle English crak(k)en (v.), crak (noun), Old English cracian to resound; akin to German krachen, Dutch kraken (v.), and German Krach, Dutch krak (noun)

Related formscrack·a·ble, adjectivecrack·less, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cracked

cracked

/ (krækt) /

adjective

damaged by cracking
informal crazy

crack

/ (kræk) /

verb

noun

adjective

(prenominal) slang first-class; excellenta crack shot

Word Origin for crack

Old English cracian; related to Old High German krahhōn, Dutch kraken, Sanskrit gárjati he roars

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Word Origin and History for cracked
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Idioms and Phrases with cracked

crack

In addition to the idioms beginning with crack

  • crack a book
  • crack a bottle
  • crack a joke
  • crack a smile
  • crack down
  • cracked up
  • crack of dawn
  • crack the whip
  • crack up

also see:

  • by jove (cracky)
  • fall between the cracks
  • get cracking
  • hard nut to crack
  • have a crack at
  • make a crack
  • not all it's cracked up to be
  • paper over (the cracks)
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