Definition of cracked in English:



  • 1Damaged and showing lines on the surface from having split without coming apart.

    ‘the old pipes were cracked and leaking’
    • ‘David heard several cracks that he knew meant only one thing, cracked ribs.’
    • ‘The standing stones are weather-beaten and cracked, but they remain nevertheless.’
    • ‘A soft wind blew through my hair as I stepped on the cracked pavement.’
    • ‘His cracked and toughened face split wide in a grin.’
    • ‘In more advanced cases, fish net-like cracks resembling the fine fracture lines of cracked porcelain can occur.’
    • ‘The sun's rays filtered in through the open windows and the cracked windshield.’
    • ‘She set the brush down, taking a glance at herself in the cracked mirror.’
    • ‘Then, when the sun finally comes out and the soil dries, it forms a hard, cracked surface.’
    • ‘He made his way along the hallway, which was lined with cracked, white wallpaper.’
    • ‘Much of the trail system surface had become very cracked.’
    • ‘One of your motor mounts might be broken or cracked.’
    • ‘Her eyes suddenly trailed to a line of smeared blood upon the cracked surface of the marble floor.’
    • ‘‘They were replaced as many of them were broken, cracked or lifted,’ he said.’
    • ‘Then she looked over her shoulder through the cracked mirror… and screamed.’
    • ‘Irony belongs with those loose pebbles by the road and the occasional cracked windshield.’
    • ‘He said the cracked vertebrae had no direct bearing on the cause of death.’
    • ‘No one but Mark heard it, but Mark was pretty sure he had just received a slightly cracked rib.’
    • ‘Shaking his head and squinting through the cracked windshield, his voice rose.’
    • ‘She gradually slowed down until she was stumbling along the cracked pavement amongst other pedestrians.’
    • ‘But members highlighted the need for more modern wash basins and toilets, as some were cracked or broken.’
    split, broken, fissured, fractured, ruptured, splintered, cleft, slit
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    1. 1.1 (of a person's voice) having an unusual harshness or pitch, especially through strain.
      ‘her voice emerged, cracked, from a throat tight with dread’
      ‘the captain was screaming orders in a cracked baritone’
      • ‘‘I don't have the strength to sit up, kid,’ he said in a dry, cracked voice.’
      • ‘Someone was cackling into the other end of the phone and then a dry, cracked voice began to speak.’
      • ‘What this gentle veteran wants most, he tells me in a cracked voice, is a nice holiday.’
      • ‘There is a long silence before he slowly says, in his cracked and pained voice; ‘There was one.’’
      • ‘Dennis, with his cracked and gravelly voice, didn't even sound like a Beach Boy.’
      • ‘He turned up the volume as a cracked voice began to pop on and off as he fiddled with the control board.’
      • ‘Wendy affected an old, cracked voice as she padded into the bathroom.’
      • ‘Among the aspiring singers were those with cracked voices, nasal tones, and lisps.’
      • ‘He looked about the room before beginning to speak in a broken and cracked voice.’
      • ‘He retracted his arms from around her shoulders in hearing her cracked voice.’
      • ‘‘Oh, child, come away from there,’ admonished a cracked, though not unkindly voice.’
      • ‘He'd get some old sailor to sing an old sea shanty with a cracked voice.’
      • ‘A cracked, harsh voice suddenly speaks out of the darkness, conveying all the desolation of Mars.’
      • ‘I began to play and sang along though my cracked voice.’
      • ‘He replied to the man in a soft, cracked voice, and suddenly felt grief and regret take him.’
      • ‘‘Lexi wants you and Mike to come out to the common room after dinner,’ his cracked voice replied.’
      • ‘Her voice is cracked - she is often caught gasping hard - but even today there is a certain unique charm in Leela's voice.’
      • ‘I tried to keep the nervous hint out of my voice but my voice came out kind of cracked.’
      rough, harsh, croaky, croaking, throaty, gruff, husky, guttural, gravelly, growly, grating, rasping, raucous
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  • 2informal predicative Crazy; insane.

    ‘you must think my family are cracked’
    • ‘I suspect I looked a bit cracked but didn't care.’
    insane, mentally ill, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, sick in the head, not together, crazy, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, stark mad, manic, frenzied, raving, distraught, frantic, hysterical, delirious, psychotic, psychopathic, mad as a hatter, mad as a march hare, away with the fairies, foaming at the mouth
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