Definition of Crack up

1. Verb. Suffer a nervous breakdown.

Exact synonyms: Break Up, Collapse, Crack, Crock Up
Generic synonyms: Get, Have, Suffer, Sustain
Derivative terms: Collapse, Crack-up



2. Verb. Rhapsodize about.
Generic synonyms: Exalt, Extol, Glorify, Laud, Proclaim

3. Verb. Laugh unrestrainedly.
Exact synonyms: Break Up
Generic synonyms: Express Joy, Express Mirth, Laugh

Definition of Crack up

1. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) To laugh heartily. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To cause to laugh heartily ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) To become insane; to suffer a mental breakdown. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crack Up

crack house
crack of dawn
crack of doom
crack on
crack one's fingers
crack pipe
crack pipes
crack rock
crack seed
crack seeds
crack shot
crack through
crack train
crack trains
crack up (current term)
crack willow
crack wise
cracka
crackable
crackajack
crackajacks
crackas
crackaz
crackback
crackbacks
crackberries
crackberry

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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