Translation of crack in Spanish:


grieta, n.

Pronunciation: /krak//kræk/


  • 1

    • 1.1

      (in ice, wall, pavement) grieta feminine
      (in glass, china) rajadura feminine
      to paper / paste over the cracks ponerle parches al problema (/ a la situación etc. )
      • I ran my finger along the cracks in the wall as I walked.
      • It's surface was not impressive; cracks ran along the wall and the paint was slowly being peeled off by the weather.
      • He walked, with his head down staring at the cracks in the sidewalk.
      • When I picked the element off the floor I could see it had developed a hairline crack at the base.
      • An apartment on the sixth floor has serious vertical cracks in its walls.
      • She almost rejoiced when she saw a crack begin to appear in the surface of the glass.
      • Calmer now, Jack stepped over to the window and drew a line along the crack with his bare finger.
      • And it takes experience to be able to differentiate natural cracks from engraved lines.
      • There was plenty of light, no dust, no cracks in the ceiling, nothing.
      • He held his right hand up, looking into the cracks and creases that lined it.
      • Now I could see the cracks in the sidewalk clearly.
      • Small hairline cracks can be repaired by simply spreading compound over them and sanding them smooth.
      • I can feel the cracks in the pavement through the soles of my shoes.
      • Its engineers have now confirmed that there are 1850 rails with hairline cracks.
      • He walked around the barracks until he found a small crack in the wall.
      • A hairline crack appeared in the floor, heading towards the darkness.
      • The single fracture was visible as a fine crack spiralling from one facet edge all the way to the centre of the stone.
      • I noticed a small crack in the glass door.
      • She was satisfied to see a tiny crack begin in the corner.
      • I looked down at the grey footpath, stepping over the cracks in the pavement.

    • 1.2(chink, slit)

      rendija feminine
      • It seemed safer to escape through one of the many cracks running along the base of the wall.
      • Contempt poured from cracks in his professional facade.
      • Cracks start appearing in Victor's near-perfect facade, cracks that are directly linked to his ambitions.
      • He described the source of the leak variously as a split or splice or crack along the length of the tube.
      • He wanted to find a crack, something left vulnerable between the duo.
      • I've had to stop trying to look for cracks and flaws to prove that it's not as good as it seems.
      • As soon as the slightest crack was opened, the being started to move toward it.
      • Large cracks ran up along the old wood, clearly showing its age.
      • The guards opened the slightest crack in the door enough for her to slip through and beckon her closer.
      • He could see all the cracks and lines in them, made clear by the hot and dry sun.
      • Both events, both images, represented cracks in a system that can no longer exist.
      • While I was checking that out, I noticed that there was a crack in the gas line, and it was leaking.
      • As we follow the crack along we find more lobsters every few metres, lurking in their terraced cottages.
      • Unfortunately, the PSA department was not in the right hands, and by 1967, the cracks in the system had begun to show.
      • Glancing at the crack along the edges of his door, the light outside was brightening.
      • His escaping further punishment could cause cracks in party unity.
      • Evidently the shower head is leaking and has caused a crack in our ceiling.
      • The hairline crack split wider as a burst of green energy shot forth through it.
      • The more rigid the character, the more you can notice the cracks in the foundation.
      • The High Judge pushed open a crack in the door, beckoning the prince to exit.
      • UNICEF estimates that five million Thai children have fallen between the cracks of the education system.
      • An easy scramble led to the base of a 20 ft wall that was split by a wide crack.
      • They fear a major crack in the system and the consequences it will bring - not only for themselves - but the entire estate.
      • Slight cracks began to show and Keswick grabbed a goal, scoring from close to the back post.
      • There was not a mark of green anywhere not even between the cracks and lines.
      • Still, the current fiscal crisis reveals the cracks in the system's foundation.
      • The terrain is easy to move over, hard mud with deep narrow cracks, easy to cross, but wide enough to hide in.
      • They saw the flaws and cracks in the system. [But] we have to move on and think beyond one man.
      • There are certain bands that have more or less fallen through the cracks of critical analysis.
      • Only a small source of light came in through the cracks in the ceiling.
      • Many fell through the cracks of the system, landing in jail or on the streets.
      • It's a backhanded reassurance, one that allows for cracks of doubt in the organization's trust-us mentality.
      • It's going to find its way through the cracks in the system.
      • I rolled over, seeing sunlight filtering through cracks in the walls.
      • But, when you look carefully at each tiny detail, the cracks within your soul most certainly show.
      • The mould may not yet be broken, but the crack is dramatically widening.
      • Most rocks and soils are traversed by cracks along which water can flow much more easily.
      • The economic weakness came on suddenly and has exposed some cracks in the financial system.
      • A jagged crack shot through the ice and water gushed up in jets and spurts.
      • The most common repairs are filling cracks and repairing surface damage.
      • By day four the cracks were beginning to show and tiredness led to injuries.

  • 2

    (of whip, twig) chasquido masculine
    (of rifle shot) estallido masculine
    (of thunder) estruendo masculine
    (of bones) crujido masculine
    to give sb a fair crack of the whip darle todas las oportunidades a algn
    • Lightning lit the summer sky, quickly followed by a deafening crack of thunder.
    • Five minutes later, Veronica heard three loud cracks of gunfire.
    • Nothing penetrated the silence except for the occasional crack of a twig or the rustle of leaves.
    • Nick heard the crack of his bone splintering as a searing pain shot through his face.
    • She landed with a loud thud and a crack came from her ankle.
    • Something hits my right arm, and I hear the crack of a broken bone.
    • The explosive crack of a bullwhip can frighten cattle into a pen and even keep lions and tigers at bay.
    • There was a crack, louder than the sound of her wrists snapping, then a thud.
    • He winced when a twig snapped with a loud crack beneath his foot.
    • Soon great swathes of the countryside were closed off, and the emptiness echoed to the crack of gunfire as animals, many of them healthy, were slaughtered.
    • I'll miss the sound of the crack of the bat and roar of the crowd.
    • A sickening crack echoed through the air and I felt my stomach lurch.
    • A loud crack was heard above the cheering in the packed pub and 47-year-old Paul let out a yelp.
    • Suddenly, he heard a loud crack of thunder.
    • She was thrown through the air and hit the pavement with a sickening crack.
    • Lightning flashed again outside, followed quickly by a loud crack of thunder.
    • "Do you think… " another crack echoed around the room as Suze continued.
    • A thunder crack sounded and the rain started to come down.
    • As they lay there, another crack of a twig came from across the cave.
    • The sharp crack of their rifles echoes through the humid Georgia night, evoking cries of alarm and warning from the encampment ahead.
  • 3

    golpe masculine
    • What Montgomery conceived was a one-two punch, a British blow followed by an American crack.
    • My dad would get the report from our mother, make his way into our room, take off his belt, and deliver the requisite number of cracks.
  • 4

    at the crack of dawn al despuntar el día literary
  • 5informal

    intento masculine
    to have a crack at sth intentar algo
    • have a crack at solving the problem intenta resolver el problema
    • On Saturday, I thought I'd have a crack at repairing the shifter.
    • Two points later he had a crack at a second serve from Federer and took a big swing.
    • Too often I am sent a problem far too late to do much but sympathise, and wish I could have had a crack at the trouble earlier.
    • If you've fancied having a crack at catching a real shark, then go for the blues and don't think twice about it.
    • Perhaps it's true that no story is complete until all involved have had a crack at telling it, but then again, maybe not.
    • This might have been a call to far, but I will have a crack at it.
    • I'd had a crack at reading it a couple of years ago, but never really got anywhere.
    • I've had a crack at taking some more pics, some have turned out OK.
    • Our greatest living portraitist, Lucian Freud, had a crack at it in 2001.
    • Stefan hopes to eventually attempt both the North and South Pole and finally have a crack at Everest.
    • Lastly, the youngsters had a crack at a 7m indoor climbing wall under the supervision of the ever-watchful PTIs.
    • I think they quite fancy having a crack at it, even if it is only for part of the tournament.
    • Isn't it better to have a crack at getting, like, a few, pretty-good policies in place?
    • He will be catapulted closer to his second crack at the lucrative belt.
    • If somebody's having a crack at the nuclear program I hope they know what they're doing.
    • Having got his hands on the English title belt last year, he is chasing a crack at Scott Dann's British crown.
    • Latter-day biographers and armchair psychologists all had a crack at why he liked to drink so much.
    • Because some people have come forward with an interest in writing my biography, I thought it might be no harm to have a crack at it myself.
    • He has had a crack at cinema as well, grabbing a role in a Hollywood production dubbed Jungle Boy.
    • I've had a crack at science in all popular media and now work more in print than the medium I love most, radio.
  • 6informal

    comentario socarrón masculine
    to make a crack hacer un comentario socarrón
    • My wife says I cannot tell a joke, but I can make off-the-cuff cracks that have been known to elicit the occasional chuckle.
    • They continued to lazily watch Stine, exchanging cracks and small jokes about the dog.
    • When he explains that the crack about encouraging homemakers to become lawyers was a joke, she chides him about his tone.
    • Sure they toss cracks at so called ‘nerds’ but all in joking, nothing serious or near as intense as what they put me through.
    • He makes a further crack about his rival's empty posturing.
    • These gave him a chance to drop names, review an adventurous life, and get in a few cracks about the ignorant press.
    • Nick makes a crack about her driving, she makes the shot, and the alarm goes off.
    • There were all sorts of cracks and jokes about diving off wardrobes etc.
    • Englishmen walked tall through the streets, refusing to be drawn in by the traditional cracks and sneers.
  • 7

    crack masculine
  • 8

    • They were widely known in former times, larger than life and a family who always enjoyed the crack and banter.
    • This is a very popular event with plenty of entertainment and craic on the night.
    • There was good food, good music and plenty chat and craic and a most enjoyable night was had by all.
    • He always liked to come back to Ballindine and have the crack and banter with the locals.
    • The town prides itself in being a festival meeting, with plenty of craic on the streets and in the pubs at night.
    • For the crack and banter and meeting old acquaintances, no journey was too far for the inimitable Tom.


  • 1

    (troops/shot) de primera
    he's a crack player es un jugador de primera

transitive verb

  • 1

    (cup/glass) rajar
    (earth/ground) agrietar
    (earth/ground) resquebrajar
    (skin) agrietar
    he cracked a rib se fracturó una costilla
  • 2

    (break open)
    (egg) cascar
    (egg) romper
    (nut) cascar
    (nut) partir
    (safe) forzar
    (spy ring/drugs ring) desmantelar
    (drugs ring/spy ring) desarticular
    to crack a book abrir un libro
    • he scarcely cracked a book before the exam apenas abrió un libro antes del examen
    • to crack (open) a bottle destapar / abrir / descorchar una botella
    • to crack a smile sonreír
    • he didn't even crack a smile ni siquiera sonrió
  • 3

    (decipher, solve)
    (code) descifrar
    (code) dar con
    (problem) resolver
    I've cracked it! ¡ya lo tengo!
  • 4

    (make cracking sound with)
    (whip) (hacer) chasquear
    (whip) (hacer) restallar
    (finger/knuckle) hacer crujir
  • 5

    (hit sharply)
    I cracked my head on / against the beam me di con la cabeza contra la viga
  • 6informal

  • 7

    (petroleum) craquear

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (cup/glass) rajarse
    (paint/plaster/rock/skin) agrietarse
    his composure began to crack empezó a perder la compostura
  • 2

    (make cracking sound)
    (whip) chasquear
    (whip) restallar
    (twigs/bones) crujir
  • 3

    (voice) quebrarse
  • 4

    (break down)
    she cracked under the strain sufrió una crisis nerviosa a raíz de la tensión
    • something cracked inside her and she began to sob no pudo contenerse más y se echó a llorar
  • 5

    (be active, busy)
    to get cracking poner(se) manos a la obra
    • you'd better get cracking with that translation más vale que (te) pongas manos a la obra y hagas esa traducción
    • come on, get cracking! ¡vamos, muévete!