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cracking

 
Adjective cracking has 1 sense
  1. bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing - very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
    Antonym: bad (indirect, via good)
Noun cracking has 3 senses
  1. crack, cracking, snap - a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"
    --1 is a kind of noise
    Derived form: verb crack2
  2. fracture, crack, cracking - the act of cracking something
    --2 is a kind of breakage, break, breaking
    Derived form: verb crack4
  3. cracking - the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)
    --3 is a kind of
    chemical process, chemical change, chemical action
    --3 has particulars: hydrocracking
    Derived forms: verb crack12, verb crack11
Verb crack has 12 senses
  1. crack, check, break - become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
    --1 is one way to change
    Sample sentences:
    The glass tubes crack
    These glasses crack easily
  2. crack - make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked"
    --2 is one way to
    sound, go
    Derived forms: noun cracker4, noun cracking1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. snap, crack - make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"
    --3 is one way to sound, go
    Derived form: noun cracker5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  4. crack - hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise; "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"
    --4 is one way to
    hit
    Derived form: noun cracking2
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to crack his opponent
  5. break through, crack - pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"
    --5 is one way to pass, go through, go across
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  6. crack - break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked"
    --6 is one way to
    crack, check, break
    Derived form: noun crack1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  7. snap, crack - break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The rope snapped"
    --7 is one way to break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse - suffer a nervous breakdown
    --8 is one way to suffer, sustain, have, get
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  9. crack - tell spontaneously; "crack a joke"
    --9 is one way to
    tell, narrate, recount, recite
    Derived form: noun crack6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  10. crack - cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
    --10 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Sample sentence:
    They crack the glass tubes
  11. crack - reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
    --11 is one way to
    decompose, break up, break down
    Derived form: noun cracking3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  12. crack - break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked"
    --12 is one way to
    change
    Derived form: noun cracking3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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