Definition of Crack-up

1. Noun. A mental or physical breakdown.

Exact synonyms: Breakdown
Generic synonyms: Collapse, Prostration
Specialized synonyms: Nervous Breakdown
Derivative terms: Break Down, Break Down, Crack Up



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crack-up

crablet
crablike
crabmeat
crabmeats
crabronid
crabronids
crabstick
crabsticks
crabwise
cracid
crack-pipe
crack-pipes
crack-up (current term)
crack a book
crack a crib
crack a fat
crack a smile
crack addict
crack babies
crack baby
crack cocaine
crack down
crack down on
crack fic
crack fics
crack head
crack house

Literary usage of Crack-up

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"We carried away the royal yards, and the stuns'le boom was gone. Says the skipper, 1 they may go or stand, I'm darned if 1 don't CRACK ON. To CRACK UP ..."

2. Speeches, Poems, and Miscellaneous Writings: On Subjects Connected with by Charles Jewett (1849)
"Crack up! crack up ! come, fill again The accursed cup with liquid fire; And now, its contents let us drain To sleeping babes and hoary sire; To mother dear ..."

3. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1869)
"Why do the FARMER and other papers crack up the new kinds of potatoes, oats, &c., which by the time enough of them are raised to come into general use, ..."

4. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1891)
"Through crack down and to right, subsequently continued to bottom of plate, 27 inches long. Through crack up and to left to crack from first indent, ..."

5. A Hand-book of English Literature: Intended for the Use of High Schools, as by Francis Henry Underwood (1879)
"Item: said stove must have a prodigious crack up and down the front. A philosophical reason for this I am unable to give. I refer the curious in cause and ..."

6. A Hand-book of English Literature: Intended for the Use of High Schools, as by Francis Henry Underwood (1889)
"Item: said stove must have a prodigious crack up and down the front. A philosophical reason for this I am unable to give. I refer the curious in cause and ..."

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