A definition is exact, an explanation general; a definition is formal, a description pictorial. He really cracks me up. Look up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. That software licence will expire tomorrow unless we can crack it. To link to this term in a web page or blog, insert the following. She cracked him over the head with her handbag. His voice cracked with emotion.
You can complete the definition of crack team given by the English Definition dictionary with other English dictionaries: Wikipedia, Lexilogos, Oxford, Cambridge, Chambers Harrap, Wordreference, Collins Lexibase dictionaries, Merriam Webster. These senses of the term entered from Scots through at some point in the mid-20th century and were then borrowed into Irish. Has anyone got a crack for DocumentWriter 3. The title of 's 1994 concert album, , uses the Irish-language spelling as an English-language pun, as does Irish comedian 's 2012 show Craic Dealer. The adoption of the Gaelic spelling has reinforced the sense that this is an independent word rather than a separate sense of the original word.
When we showed him the pictures of the murder scene, he cracked. . Now, 'craic' is interpreted as a specifically and quintessentially Irish form of fun. Irish Tourism: Image, Culture and Identity. Could you please crack the window? Craic has also been used in since at least the early 1990s, though it is unknown if it was borrowed directly from Irish or from English. To have a mental or physical breakdown: crack up from overwork.
I've finally cracked it, and of course the answer is obvious in hindsight. Under either spelling, the term has great cultural currency and significance in Ireland. Anyone would crack after being hounded like that. The Irish spelling was soon into English, and is attested in publications from the 1970s and 1980s. I'm so horny even the crack of dawn isn't safe! At first the craic form was uncommon outside Irish, even in an Irish context.
Last edited on Nov 30 2012. It's been so dry, the ground is starting to crack. Michael Cronin and Barbara O'Connor ed. Newnes London and Chambers Edinburgh. Archived from on 17 November 2007.
The word has an unusual history; the and crack was into as craic in the mid-20th century and the Irish spelling was then into English. Lets get this baby cracked up! The term is recorded in Scotland with this sense as far back as the 16th century, with both and employing it in the 1770s and 1780s. It took a minute to crack the lock, three minutes to crack the security system, and about twenty minutes to crack the safe. The ball cracked the window. The bat cracked with authority and the ball went for six. His voice finally cracked when he was fourteen. Archived from on 17 November 2012.
Look up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. The crack of the falling branch could be heard for miles. Origin of crackMiddle English craken from Old English cracian ; see gerə- 2 in Indo-European roots. They finally cracked the code. In his Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Fintan Vallely suggests that use of craic in English is largely an exercise on the part of to make money through the commercialisation of traditional Irish music.
A comment is upon a single passage; a commentary may be the same, but is usually understood to be a volume of comments. Fun, amusement; entertaining company or conversation. Xenophobe's Guide to the Irish. Last edited on Aug 03 2010. A definition must include all that belongs to the object defined, and exclude all that does not; a description may include only some general features; an explanation may simply throw light upon some point of special difficulty. Crack was into the with the craic. To experience or cause to experience a great deal of amusement: really cracked up when I heard that joke.