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.

Idioms for cracked

    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

OTHER WORDS FROM cracked

un·cracked, adjective

Definition for cracked (2 of 2)

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)

OTHER WORDS FROM crack

crack·a·ble, adjectivecrack·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cracked (1 of 2)

cracked
/ (krækt) /

adjective

damaged by cracking
informal crazy

British Dictionary definitions for cracked (2 of 2)

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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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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