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CRACK UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crack up mean? 

CRACK UP (verb)
  The verb CRACK UP has 3 senses:

1. suffer a nervous breakdown
2. rhapsodize about
3. laugh unrestrainedly

  Familiarity information: CRACK UP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRACK UP (verb)


Sense 1crack up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suffer a nervous breakdown

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

crack up; crock up; collapse; break up; crack

Hypernyms (to "crack up" is one way to...):

get; have; suffer; sustain (undergo (as of injuries and illnesses))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2crack up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rhapsodize about

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "crack up" is one way to...):

exalt; extol; glorify; laud; proclaim (praise, glorify, or honor)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3crack up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Laugh unrestrainedly

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

crack up; break up

Hypernyms (to "crack up" is one way to...):

express joy; express mirth; laugh (produce laughter)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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