Cracking in a sentence as a noun

Google is simply cracking down on licensing violations.

I knew that I was cracking up when I went to the barber one afternoon and it ended up being the highlight of my day.

I worked on this project this summer at Google, and I've been cracking up at the news coverage and HN/Reddit comment threads for a couple of days now. Here's why:- People love to spout off about why Google does this or that.

This is why we are cracking down on website clicking by programmers, rather than cracking down on governmental corruption.

We are in the real estate photography business and the FAA started cracking down on people using helicopters and other UAV's for commercial purposes.

Cracking in a sentence as an adjective

What if the "groundbreaking" crypto-cracking was that the NSA discovered you could trick people into cracking "bountied" SHA-256 hashes in a massively parallel operation?

I hope Kickstarter starts cracking down on projects using pie-in-the-sky concept videos to raise expectations that they can't possibly deliver on.

A quote: "Undeterred by the fact that some of the finest minds in history, including Isaac Newton hadn't solved the three-body problem, Minovitch became focused on cracking it.

That destroys the sense of community even on good threads: after seeing "you're a ******* idiot" on some article about how the TSA is cracking down on Wall Street music piracy, people often think "Did you read the ******* post?

Cracking definitions


a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"

See also: crack snap


the act of cracking something

See also: fracture crack


the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)


very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"