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