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 Meanings and Examples of CRACK
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crack
 v.  break into simpler molecules by means of heat; split; hit forcefully; pass through
Classic Sentence: (169 in 12 pages)
1  She closed the door except for a crack and tried to make her heart beat more slowly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  Her hand was behind her, still holding the knob, when Honey Wilkes' voice, low pitched, almost in a whisper, came to her through the crack of the opposite door leading into the bedroom.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  The Yankees were proving a hard nut to crack but they were cracking at last.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
4  Not even the crack of a rifle had sounded since sunset and the world seemed far away.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
5  Scarlett walked to Melanie's door and opened it a crack, peering into the sunny room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
6  She opened the door a crack and saw Frank leading a heaving, stumbling horse into the carriage house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
7  With the disappearance of the sun, a bitter chill had fallen on the twilight world and a cold wind blew through the dark woods, making the bare boughs crack and the dead leaves rustle.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
8  His voice still held a remnant of its wonted cool drawl but beneath the words she could feel violence fighting its way to the surface, violence as cruel as the crack of a whip.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
9  But her hope turned to disappointment when Melly merely opened the door a crack and took the tray.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX
10  She patted Aunt Pitty and went swiftly by her to the front door, knowing if she stayed in this room another minute her control would crack.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
11  She quietly opened the dining-room door a crack and peered in.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
12  The outer air, penned between high buildings, brought no freshness through the window; steam-heat was beginning to sing in a coil of dingy pipes, and a smell of cooking penetrated the crack of the door.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
13  These crack specialists, the young scientific fellows, they're so cocksure and so wrapped up in their laboratories that they miss the human element.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
14  But ere I break, yell hear me crack; and till ye hear THAT, know that Ahab's hawser tows his purpose yet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
15  As soon as we entered, he threw a grain-sack over the crack at the bottom of the door.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
Example Sentence: (53 in 4 pages)
16  Their relationship began to crack after their child died.
17  Remove the dish from the oven, crack the salt crust and you will find the skin just peels off the fish.
18  A huge nutcracker is thus being deployed to crack a relatively small administrative problem.
19  Why don't we crack open a bottle of champagne to celebrate?
20  Now the Gates Foundation hopes that its funding will help co-ordinate large scale collaborative projects that can crack the major scientific problems.
21  After a series of drug scandals, this was Major League Baseball's chance to demonstrate its determination to crack down on the cheats.
22  During the rainstorm, water would seep through the crack in the basement wall and damage the floor boards.
23  To separate egg whites, first crack the egg gingerly.
24  Following a barrage of criticism about the security of his recently unveiled Mega cloud storage service, Kim Dotcom is offering a $13,600 to anyone who can crack the cryptography.
25  Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has created a surge of oil production from the Permian Basin, as drillers use water, chemicals and sand to crack open oil-bearing rocks deep underground.
26  He has cracked a bone in his arm.
27  A cracked bell can never sound well.
28  Everybody cracked up when he fell over.
29  A gas main had cracked under my neighbour's garage and gas had seeped into our homes.
30  The glass must have been cracked - it just fell to pieces in my hand.