A crack is an opening created accidentally, intentionally, or through natural forces.

  • When soil gets very dry, it cracks.
  • The soil is cracked.
cracks in the soil

  • The ice is beginning to crack.
  • There are cracks in the ice.
cracked ice

  • His windshield was cracked by a rock.
  • Now he has a cracked windshield.


  • You crack open an egg by hitting it with something hard.

cracked egg

  • Lightning cracks.
  • It makes a cracking sound.

lightning crack

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July 3, 2015