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’
    • ‘But members highlighted the need for more modern wash basins and toilets, as some were cracked or broken.’
    • ‘No one but Mark heard it, but Mark was pretty sure he had just received a slightly cracked rib.’
    • ‘Then she looked over her shoulder through the cracked mirror… and screamed.’
    • ‘One of your motor mounts might be broken or cracked.’
    • ‘David heard several cracks that he knew meant only one thing, cracked ribs.’
    • ‘Then, when the sun finally comes out and the soil dries, it forms a hard, cracked surface.’
    • ‘A soft wind blew through my hair as I stepped on the cracked pavement.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He made his way along the hallway, which was lined with cracked, white wallpaper.’
    • ‘The standing stones are weather-beaten and cracked, but they remain nevertheless.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Irony belongs with those loose pebbles by the road and the occasional cracked windshield.’
    • ‘His cracked and toughened face split wide in a grin.’
    • ‘He said the cracked vertebrae had no direct bearing on the cause of death.’
    • ‘The sun's rays filtered in through the open windows and the cracked windshield.’
    • ‘In more advanced cases, fish net-like cracks resembling the fine fracture lines of cracked porcelain can occur.’
    • ‘Much of the trail system surface had become very cracked.’
    • ‘She set the brush down, taking a glance at herself in the cracked mirror.’
    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’
      • ‘Wendy affected an old, cracked voice as she padded into the bathroom.’
      • ‘‘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.’
      • ‘‘Lexi wants you and Mike to come out to the common room after dinner,’ his cracked voice replied.’
      • ‘Dennis, with his cracked and gravelly voice, didn't even sound like a Beach Boy.’
      • ‘He retracted his arms from around her shoulders in hearing her 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.’
      • ‘He replied to the man in a soft, cracked voice, and suddenly felt grief and regret take him.’
      • ‘A cracked, harsh voice suddenly speaks out of the darkness, conveying all the desolation of Mars.’
      • ‘He looked about the room before beginning to speak in a broken and cracked voice.’
      • ‘I tried to keep the nervous hint out of my voice but my voice came out kind of cracked.’
      • ‘There is a long silence before he slowly says, in his cracked and pained voice; ‘There was one.’’
      • ‘Her voice is cracked - she is often caught gasping hard - but even today there is a certain unique charm in Leela's voice.’
      • ‘I began to play and sang along though my cracked voice.’
      • ‘He turned up the volume as a cracked voice began to pop on and off as he fiddled with the control board.’
      • ‘‘I don't have the strength to sit up, kid,’ he said in a dry, cracked voice.’
      • ‘Among the aspiring singers were those with cracked voices, nasal tones, and lisps.’
      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.’