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Definition of 'cracking'

See also: crack 


  1. a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"
       Synonyms: crack snap
  2. the act of cracking something
       Synonyms: fracture crack
  3. the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)


  1. very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
       Synonyms: bang-up bully corking dandy great groovy keen neat nifty not bad peachy slap-up swell smashing

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