- 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.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for uncracked
A plank had been broken, but ribs and timbers were uncracked.Left on the Labrador
A promises to build a house for B and warrants the paint to stand untarnished and uncracked for one year.
She had descended to put into her place the person who demanded muffins and an uncracked teapot as though she had a right to both.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition
His implied threat struck as cold as the glacial air, and Ross tried to meet it with an outward show of uncracked defenses.The Time Traders
With a force that almost wrenched his arms from their sockets, the bar rebounded from the glass bell, leaving it uncracked.The Red Hell of Jupiter
- damaged by cracking
- informal crazy
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Word Origin and History for uncracked
mid-15c., past participle adjective from crack (v). Meaning "mentally unsound" is 17c. (cf. crack-brain "crazy fellow"). The equivalent Greek word was used in this sense by Aristophanes.
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