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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRACK UP

But there she is, and I could crack up this old world to know what's coming.

I was looking out at the McKenzies from a crack up in the house.

The Wreckers had some method of attracting ships to crack up on their reefs.

The others, on the other hand, did not forget to crack up the merits of the Atafu.

Maybe she had a right to crack up a saucer or two in that restaurant.

He had forgotten that he was there to make a party speech, to decry his opponents, and crack up his friends.

They're all at the same scribbling business themselves; o' course they'd crack up one another.'

And if I crack up–” he smiled as a grim Irish bull flashed through his mind–“it will be a good lesson to the ground crew.

A faint sound, half groan, half cry, arrested them; and Gwyn hurried to the crack up which Joe Jollivet had crawled.

He can never be depended on not to crack up and he collapses at critical moments.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cracian "make a sharp noise," from Proto-Germanic *krakojan (cf. Middle Dutch craken, Dutch kraken, German krachen), probably imitative. Related: Cracked; cracking. To crack a smile is from 1840s; to crack the whip in the figurative sense is from 1940s.

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