Associations to the word «Cracking»


CRACKING, noun. (chemistry) The thermal decomposition of a substance, especially that of crude petroleum in order to produce petrol / gasoline.
CRACKING, noun. The formation of cracks on a surface
CRACKING, adjective. Great
CRACKING, adjective. Enjoyable.
CRACKING, adverb. (British) Very, usually associated with praise.
CRACKING, verb. Present participle of crack
CRACKING A BOOK, verb. Present participle of crack a book

Dictionary definition

CRACKING, noun. A sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig".
CRACKING, noun. The act of cracking something.
CRACKING, noun. The process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process).
CRACKING, adjective. Very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing".

Wise words

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Oliver Wendell Holmes