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to crack open nuts


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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
crack viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (break)spaccarsi, spezzarsi v rif
  incrinarsi, creparsi v rif
crack [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (break)spaccare, spezzare, incrinare vtr
crack nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (split)spaccatura, crepa nf
crack nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sound)scoppio, schianto, schiocco nm
crack nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (drug) (droga)crack nm
 
Additional Translations
crack adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (expert)esperto, ottimo agg
 Annie Oakley began shooting when she was eight and was a crack shot by the time she was fifteen. A crack reporter uncovered the scandal.
crack viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative, informal (person: give in to pressure) (figurato: stress)esplodere vi
crack [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (say, utter)dire, raccontare vtr
  (colloquiale, figurato: dire)sparare vtr
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
another crack nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (another attempt)un'altra possibilità nf
 If you give me another crack at solving the riddle, I'm sure I'll get it.
 Se mi dai un'altra possibilità per risolvere l'indovinello, sono sicuro di farcela.
at the crack of dawn advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (early in morning)alle prime luci dell'alba
  all'alba
 I have to get up at the crack of dawn to get to work on time.
 Devo alzarmi alle prime luci dell'alba per arrivare in orario al lavoro.
crack a joke v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (make a funny remark)fare una battuta vtr
 Sometimes if you crack a joke, it lightens the mood.
 Alle volte fare una battuta alleggerisce l'atmosfera.
crack a smile v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (manage to smile)abbozzare un sorriso vtr
 The tennis player managed to crack a smile even though she had lost the match.
 La tennista ha abbozzato un sorriso pur avendo perso la partita.
crack [sth] apart,
crack apart [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(break open or in two)spaccare in due, rompere vtr
crack down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (enforce laws) (figurato)giro di vite nm
 The police will no longer tolerate public drunkenness; they're going to crack down.
 La polizia non tollererà più l'ubriachezza in pubblico, daranno un giro di vite.
crack down on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (not tolerate)inasprire i controlli su vtr
  reprimere più severamente vtr
  (figurato)dare un giro di vite, applicare tolleranza zero vtr
 The principal is starting to crack down on unexcused absences.
 * Nei periodi festivi la polizia allestisce dei posti di blocco per inasprire i controlli sulla guida in stato di ebbrezza.
 Il capo ha iniziato ad applicare tolleranza zero sulle assenze ingiustificate.
crack down on [sb] vi phrasal + prep informal (punish) (figurato)dare un giro di vite, applicare tolleranza zero vtr
 Every holiday, police set up checkpoints to crack down on drunk drivers.
crack of doom giudizio universale
crack on darci dentro
crack [sth] open vtr + adj (break apart, split) (per aprire)schiacciare vtr
 He cracked open a brazil nut and discarded the shell.
crack [sth] open vtr + adj informal (open in celebration)stappare vtr
 Let's crack open this bottle and get the party started.
 Stappiamo questa bottiglia e diamo inizio alla festa!
crack [sth] open vtr + adj informal (window, door: open slightly)aprire uno spiraglio di vtr
 John cracked the door open and looked into his sister's bedroom.
 John ha aperto uno spiraglio della porta e ha guardato nella stanza di sua sorella.
crack open vi + adj (break apart, split)spaccarsi, rompersi v rif
  rompersi in due, frantumarsi v rif
 The watermelon cracked open when it fell off the picnic table.
 L'anguria, cadendo dal tavolo, si spaccò.
crack shot tiratore scelto
crack team nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (group of experts assembled for a task)squadra di specialisti
crack the whip v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (be strict with workers) (figurato)usare la frusta, usare il bastone vtr
 Your lazy employees will never change unless you start cracking the whip.
 Se non iniziate a usare la frusta, i vostri dipendenti scansafatiche non cambieranno mai.
crack-up nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang, figurative (mental breakdown)esaurimento nervoso nm
crack up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." slang, figurative (laugh)scoppiare a ridere vi
 It was so funny I cracked up.
 * Quando ho sentito quella barzelletta sono scoppiato a ridere.
crack up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." slang, figurative (have mental breakdown) (psicologicamente)crollare vi
 I haven't slept for days, I'm close to cracking up.
 Sono giorni che non dormo, oramai sto per crollare.
  avere un crollo nervoso, avere una crisi di nervi vtr
 * È un priodo di stress continuo, sto per avere un crollo nervoso.
crack [sb] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." slang, figurative (make laugh) (colloquiale)far piegare dal ridere vtr
 The joke he told really cracked me up.
 * Il suo scherzo mi ha fatto piegare dal ridere.
  (colloquiale)far scompisciare, far scompisciare dalle risate vtr
 Le sue gag mi fanno sempre scompisciare.
crack-up collasso nervoso nm
take a crack at [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (attempt)fare un tentativo vtr
  provare vtr
 I can't finish this crossword puzzle - do you want to take a crack at it?
 Non riesco a finire questo puzzle di parole: vuoi fare tu un tentativo?
take a crack at [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang (criticize)traduzione non disponibile
 It's easy to take a crack at his new girlfriend- she's ugly, stupid, and unemployed.
tough nut to crack nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal ([sb] hard to persuade) (figurato)testa dura nf
  cocciuto, testardo, testone agg
 Good luck with getting him to agree - he's a tough nut to crack.
 Buona fortuna a convincerlo: è una testa dura.
tough nut to crack nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal ([sth] hard to solve) (figurato: difficile)cosa tosta nf
 This algebra equation is a tough nut to crack.
 Questa equazione algebrica è una cosa tosta.
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