(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. very good

Similar word(s): good, bully, corking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, old, peachy, smashing, swell

Sentences with cracking as an adjective:

- The race started at a cracking pace.

- We had a cracking time.


1. (Britain) Very, usually associated with praise.

- It was a cracking good show.


1. a sudden sharp noise

- the crack of a whip

- he heard the cracking of the ice

Similar word(s): crack, snap

Definition categories: event, noise

2. the act of cracking something

Similar word(s): crack, fracture

Definition categories: act, break, breakage, breaking

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)

Definition categories: process


1. present participle of crack