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Crack vs. Fissure: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
"A crack is a narrow break or fracture in a surface, often without depth, while a fissure is a longer, deeper, and more irregular split or gap."
Crack vs. Fissure

Key Differences

A crack is typically a minor, superficial break in a surface, often straight or slightly curved. In contrast, a fissure is a deeper, more pronounced split, often irregular and extending deep into the material. Cracks are usually observed on surfaces like walls, while fissures can be found in geological formations.
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Cracks are generally smaller and may not penetrate deeply into the material, being more of a surface-level phenomenon. Fissures, on the other hand, are larger, wider, and often indicate a significant separation in the material, such as in rocks or the earth.
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Cracks can form due to minor stress, temperature changes, or wear and tear. Fissures often result from more significant forces, such as tectonic movements, substantial structural stress, or prolonged erosion.
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While a crack might be a cosmetic issue or a minor defect, a fissure can signify serious structural or geological issues. For instance, cracks in paint are less concerning than fissures in the foundation of a building.
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The term "crack" is also used metaphorically to describe a weakness or small opportunity, whereas "fissure" is less commonly used metaphorically and is more specific to its literal meaning.
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Comparison Chart

Size

Generally smaller and narrower
Larger and wider
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Depth

Usually superficial, not very deep
Deeper, extending well into the material
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Formation

Caused by minor stress or wear and tear
Results from significant forces or movements
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Implication

Often cosmetic or minor defect
Indicates more serious issues
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Metaphorical Usage

Used metaphorically for weaknesses or chances
Less commonly used metaphorically
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Crack and Fissure Definitions

Crack

To break down emotionally.
Under the pressure, he began to crack.
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Fissure

An anatomical groove or cleft.
The fissure in the brain is known as the Sylvian fissure.
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Crack

To break without complete separation of parts
The mirror cracked.
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Fissure

A long, narrow opening or line of breakage.
The earthquake caused a fissure in the ground.
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Crack

To break or snap apart
The branch cracked off and fell.
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Fissure

A state of division or disagreement.
A fissure within the party threatened its unity.
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Crack

To make a sharp snapping sound
His knees cracked as he sat down.
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Fissure

A crack forming in rock or earth.
The geologists studied the fissure for signs of volcanic activity.
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Crack

To break down; fail
The defendant's composure finally began to crack.
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Fissure

A breach or division in an intangible concept.
There was a deep cultural fissure between the two communities.
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Crack

To have a mental or physical breakdown
Cracked under the pressure.
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Fissure

A long narrow opening; a crack or cleft.
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To change sharply in pitch or timbre, as from hoarseness or emotion. Used of the voice.
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Fissure

The process of splitting or separating; division.
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Crack

To move or go rapidly
Was cracking along at 70 miles an hour.
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Fissure

A separation into subgroups or factions; a schism.
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Crack

(Chemistry) To break into simpler molecules, often by means of heat or a catalyst.
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Fissure

(Anatomy) A normal groove or furrow, as in the liver or brain, that divides an organ into lobes or parts.
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Crack

To cause to break without complete separation of parts
The pebble cracked the car's windshield.
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Fissure

(Medicine) A break in the skin, usually where it joins a mucous membrane, producing a cracklike sore or ulcer.
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Crack

To cause to break with a sharp snapping sound
Crack nuts.
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Fissure

To form a crack or cleft or cause a crack or cleft in.
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Crack

To crush (corn or wheat, for example) into small pieces.
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Fissure

A long, narrow crack or opening made by breaking or splitting, especially in rock or earth.
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Crack

To strike, especially with a sharp sound
Cracked the intruder over the head with a lamp.
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Fissure

(anatomy) A groove, deep furrow, elongated cleft or tear between body parts or in the substance of an organ; a sulcus.
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Crack

To cause to come into forceful contact with something, especially with a sharp sound
Fell and cracked his head against the floor.
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Fissure

(anatomy) A break or slit in tissue usually at the junction of skin and mucous membrane.
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Crack

To open to a slight extent
Crack a window to let in some air.
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Fissure

A state of incompatibility or disagreement.
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Crack

To break open or into
Crack a safe.
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Fissure

To split, forming fissures.
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Crack

To open up for use or consumption
Crack a book.
Cracked a beer.
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Fissure

A narrow opening, made by the parting of any substance; a cleft; as, the fissure of a rock.
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Crack

To break through (an obstacle) in order to win acceptance or acknowledgment
Finally cracked the "men-only" rule at the club.
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Fissure

To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture.
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Crack

To discover the solution to, especially after considerable effort
Crack a code.
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Fissure

A long narrow depression in a surface
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Crack

To cause (the voice) to crack.
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Fissure

A long narrow opening
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Crack

(Informal) To tell (a joke), especially on impulse or in an effective manner.
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Fissure

(anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes
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Crack

To cause to have a mental or physical breakdown.
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Fissure

Break into fissures or fine cracks
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Crack

To impair or destroy
Their rude remarks cracked his equanimity.
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Crack

To reduce (petroleum) to simpler compounds by cracking.
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Crack

A partial split or break; a fissure
Cracks in the basement wall.
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Crack

A slight narrow space
The window was open a crack.
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Crack

(Informal) The fissure between the buttocks.
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Crack

A defect or flaw
Cracks in the argument.
A crack in his composure.
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Crack

A sharp snapping sound, such as the report of a firearm.
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Crack

A sharp resounding blow
Gave him a crack on the head.
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Crack

A breaking, harshly dissonant vocal tone or sound, as in hoarseness.
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Crack

An attempt or try
Gave him a crack at the job.
Took a crack at photography.
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Crack

A witty or sarcastic remark.
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Crack

A moment; an instant
At the crack of dawn.
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Crack

(Irish) Fun had when socializing; social amusement.
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Crack

(Slang) Crack cocaine.
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Crack

Excelling in skill or achievement; first-rate
A crack shot.
A crack tennis player.
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Crack

(intransitive) To form cracks.
It's been so dry, the ground is starting to crack.
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Crack

(intransitive) To break apart under force, stress, or pressure.
When I tried to stand on the chair, it cracked.
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Crack

(intransitive) To become debilitated by psychological pressure.
Anyone would crack after being hounded like that.
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(intransitive) To break down or yield, especially under interrogation or torture.
When we showed him the pictures of the murder scene, he cracked.
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Crack

(intransitive) To make a cracking sound.
The bat cracked with authority and the ball went for six.
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Crack

To change rapidly in register.
His voice cracked with emotion.
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Crack

To alternate between high and low register in the process of eventually lowering.
His voice finally cracked when he was fourteen.
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Crack

(intransitive) To make a sharply humorous comment.
"I would too, with a face like that," she cracked.
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Crack

To realize that one is transgender.
She cracked at age 22 and came out to her friends and family over the next few months.
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Crack

(transitive) To make a crack or cracks in.
The ball cracked the window.
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Crack

(transitive) To break open or crush to small pieces by impact or stress.
You'll need a hammer to crack a black walnut.
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Crack

(transitive) To strike forcefully.
She cracked him over the head with her handbag.
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Crack

(transitive) To open slightly.
Could you please crack the window?
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Crack

To cause to yield under interrogation or other pressure.
They managed to crack him on the third day.
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Crack

To solve a difficult problem.
I've finally cracked it, and of course the answer is obvious in hindsight.
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Crack

(transitive) To overcome a security system or component.
It took a minute to crack the lock, three minutes to crack the security system, and about twenty minutes to crack the safe.
They finally cracked the code.
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Crack

(transitive) To cause to make a sharp sound.
To crack a whip
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Crack

(transitive) To tell (a joke).
The performance was fine until he cracked that dead baby joke.
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Crack

To break down (a complex molecule), especially with the application of heat: to pyrolyse.
Acetone is cracked to ketene and methane at 700°C.
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Crack

To circumvent software restrictions such as regional coding or time limits.
That software licence will expire tomorrow unless we can crack it.
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Crack

To open a canned beverage, or any packaged drink or food.
I'd love to crack open a beer.
Let's crack a tube and watch the game.
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Crack

(obsolete) To brag; to boast.
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Crack

To be ruined or impaired; to fail.
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Crack

(colloquial) To barely reach, attain to (a measurement, extent).
An underground band that never cracked the Hot 100
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Crack

A thin and usually jagged space opened in a previously solid material.
A large crack had formed in the roadway.
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Crack

A narrow opening.
We managed to squeeze through a crack in the rock wall.
Open the door a crack.
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Crack

A sharply humorous comment; a wisecrack.
I didn't appreciate that crack about my hairstyle.
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Crack

(slang) Crack cocaine, a potent, relatively cheap, addictive variety of cocaine; often a rock, usually smoked through a crack-pipe.
Crack head
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Crack

Something good-tasting or habit-forming.
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(onomatopoeia) The sharp sound made when solid material breaks.
The crack of the falling branch could be heard for miles.
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Crack

(onomatopoeia) Any sharp sound.
The crack of the bat hitting the ball.
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Crack

A sharp, resounding blow.
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Crack

(informal) An attempt at something.
I'd like to take a crack at that game.
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Crack

Vagina.
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Crack

(informal) The space between the buttocks.
Pull up your pants! Your crack is showing.
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Crack

Conviviality; fun; good conversation, chat, gossip, or humorous storytelling; good company.
The party was great crack.
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Crack

Business; events; news.
What's the crack?
What's this crack about a possible merger?
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Crack

(computing) A program or procedure designed to circumvent restrictions or usage limits on software.
Has anyone got a crack for DocumentWriter 3.0?
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Crack

An expanding circle of white water surrounding the site of a large explosion at shallow depth, marking the progress of the shock wave through the air above the water.A nuclear explosion in shallow water; the crack is clearly visible on the water's surface.
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Crack

A meaningful chat.
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Crack

(Internet slang) Extremely silly, absurd or off-the-wall ideas or prose.
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The tone of voice when changed at puberty.
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(archaic) A mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity.
He has a crack.
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Crack

(archaic) A crazy or crack-brained person.
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(obsolete) A boast; boasting.
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Crack

(obsolete) Breach of chastity.
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Crack

(obsolete) A boy, generally a pert, lively boy.
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Crack

A brief time; an instant; a jiffy.
I'll be with you in a crack.
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Crack

(obsolete) One who excels; the best.
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Crack

Highly trained and competent.
Even a crack team of investigators would have trouble solving this case.
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Crack

Excellent, first-rate, superior, top-notch.
She's a crack shot with that rifle.
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Crack

To break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts.
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Crack

To rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze.
O, madam, my old heart is cracked.
He thought none poets till their brains were cracked.
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Crack

To cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip.
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Crack

To utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke.
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Crack

To cry up; to extol; - followed by up.
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Crack

To burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without quite separating into parts.
By misfortune it cracked in the coling.
The mirror cracked from side to side.
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Crack

To be ruined or impaired; to fail.
The credit . . . of exchequers cracks, when little comes in and much goes out.
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Crack

To utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound.
As thunder when the clouds in autumn crack.
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Crack

To utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; - with of.
Ethoipes of their sweet complexion crack.
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A partial separation of parts, with or without a perceptible opening; a chink or fissure; a narrow breach; a crevice; as, a crack in timber, or in a wall, or in glass.
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Rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense.
My love to thee is sound, sans crack or flaw.
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A sharp, sudden sound or report; the sound of anything suddenly burst or broken; as, the crack of a falling house; the crack of thunder; the crack of a whip.
Will the stretch out to the crack of doom?
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Crack

The tone of voice when changed at puberty.
Though now our voicesHave got the mannish crack.
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Mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as, he has a crack.
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A crazy or crack-brained person.
I . . . can not get the Parliament to listen to me, who look upon me as a crack and a projector.
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A boast; boasting.
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Breach of chastity.
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A boy, generally a pert, lively boy.
Val. 'T is a noble child. Vir. A crack, madam.
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A brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack.
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Crack

Free conversation; friendly chat.
What is crack in English? . . . A crack is . . . a chat with a good, kindly human heart in it.
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A witty remark; a wisecrack.
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A chance or opportunity to do something; an attempt; as, I'll take a crack at it.
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Crack

A form of cocaine, highly purified and prepared as small pellets, especially suitable for smoking; - also called rock. Used in this form it appears to be more addicting than cocaine powder.
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Crack

Of superior excellence; having qualities to be boasted of; as, a crack shot.
One of our crack speakers in the Commons.
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Crack

A long narrow opening
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A narrow opening;
He opened the window a crack
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Crack

A long narrow depression in a surface
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A sudden sharp noise;
The crack of a whip
He heard the cracking of the ice
He can hear the snap of a twig
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A chance to do something;
He wanted a shot at the champion
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Crack

Witty remark
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A blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts;
There was a crack in the mirror
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Crack

A purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted
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Crack

A usually brief attempt;
He took a crack at it
I gave it a whirl
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Crack

The act of cracking something
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Crack

Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only;
The glass cracked when it was heated
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Crack

Make a very sharp explosive sound;
His gun cracked
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Crack

Make a sharp sound;
His fingers snapped
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Crack

Hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise;
The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler
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Crack

Pass through (a barrier);
Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county
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Crack

Break partially but keep its integrity;
The glass cracked
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Crack

Break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension;
The rope snapped
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Crack

Suffer a nervous breakdown
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Crack

Tell spontaneously;
Crack a joke
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Crack

Cause to become cracked;
Heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair
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Crack

Reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
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Crack

Break into simpler molecules by means of heat;
The petroleum cracked
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Crack

Of the highest quality;
An ace reporter
A crack shot
A first-rate golfer
A super party
Played top-notch tennis
An athlete in tiptop condition
She is absolutely tops
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Crack

A narrow break or fracture in a solid surface.
The vase had a hairline crack but was still intact.
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Crack

A sudden, sharp noise.
The crack of the whip was startling.
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Crack

To find a solution to a problem.
She finally cracked the code of the safe.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

What is a fissure?

A fissure is a long, narrow opening or line of breakage, often deeper than a crack.
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Is a fissure always large?

Not always, but fissures are typically longer and deeper than cracks.
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Are cracks found only in solid materials?

Mostly, cracks appear in solids like glass or concrete, but they can also refer to breaks in non-solid materials.
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Is "fissure" used metaphorically?

Less commonly, but it can metaphorically suggest a significant division or split.
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What is a crack?

A crack is a narrow break or split in a surface, typically appearing suddenly.
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What does "fissure" mean in medical contexts?

In medicine, a fissure refers to a deep, narrow, elongated ulcer or break in the skin.
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Can "crack" mean a sound?

Yes, it can refer to a sharp, snapping sound.
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What differentiates a crack from a fissure in geology?

In geology, a crack is a small split, while a fissure is a larger, more significant opening.
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Can "fissure" refer to geological formations?

Yes, "fissure" is commonly used to describe splits in the earth or rock formations.
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Is "crack" used in medical terminology?

Yes, it can describe small breaks in bones or skin.
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Can "crack" be used metaphorically?

Yes, "crack" can metaphorically imply a weakness or a small opportunity.
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Can "crack" imply something minor?

Yes, "crack" often suggests a minor or surface-level break.
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Is "crack" used in engineering?

Yes, it's often used to describe structural flaws or minor breaks in materials.
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Can a crack lead to a fissure?

In some cases, an untreated or stressed crack can develop into a fissure.
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Does "fissure" have a specific application in any field?

Besides geology and medicine, it's not commonly specialized in other fields.
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Are there specific types of fissures?

Yes, there are various types, such as volcanic fissures or anal fissures, depending on the context.
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Does "crack" have informal meanings?

Yes, informally, it can mean a try or attempt, as in "give it a crack."
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How are fissures treated medically?

Treatment depends on the location and severity, ranging from medication to surgery.
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Is "crack" used in computing?

Yes, it can refer to breaking into a computer system or software piracy.
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Are fissures always visible?

Not always; some fissures, especially in medical contexts, might be internal.
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