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Definition of CRACKING

noun : CRACKING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process) ;

verb : CRACKING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated" ;

  • 2. (

    ) make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked" ;

  • 4. (

    ) hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise; "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler" ;

  • 5. (

    ) pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county" ;

  • 6. (

    ) break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked" ;

  • 7. (

    ) break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe snapped" ;

  • 8. (

    ) gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions; "she cracked my password"; "crack a safe" ;

  • 10. (

    ) tell spontaneously; "crack a joke" ;

  • 11. (

    ) cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair" ;

  • 12. (

    ) reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking ;

  • 13. (

    ) break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked" ;

Adjective : CRACKING

Source: WordNet 3.1


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