crack\ a\ joke

v. phr. informal
To make a joke; tell a joke.

The men sat around the stove, smoking and cracking jokes.


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  • crack a joke — To utter a joke with some effect • • • Main Entry: ↑crack * * * crack a joke informal phrase to tell a joke He was very relaxed, smiling and cracking jokes. Thesaurus: to tell a joke or jokessynony …   Useful english dictionary

  • crack a joke — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make a joke; tell a joke. * /The men sat around the stove, smoking and cracking jokes./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • crack a joke — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make a joke; tell a joke. * /The men sat around the stove, smoking and cracking jokes./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • crack a joke — tell a joke, say a funny word or phrase    Please be serious. Don t crack jokes or laugh at us …   English idioms

  • crack a joke — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. joke, jest, quip; see joke …   English dictionary for students

  • crack a joke — play a joke …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crack a joke — tell a joke He was a lot of fun at the party because he was always cracking jokes …   Idioms and examples

  • crack a joke — informal to tell a joke He was very relaxed, smiling and cracking jokes …   English dictionary

  • Crack (craic) — Crack or craic is fun, enjoyment, abandonment, or lighthearted mischief; often in the context of drinking or music . [Oxford English Dictionary crack (noun) sense I.5.c] This sense of the word crack is found in Irish English, Scottish English,… …   Wikipedia

  • Crack — (kr[a^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cracked} (kr[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cracking}.] [OE. cracken, craken, to crack, break, boast, AS. cracian, cearcian, to crack; akin to D. kraken, G. krachen; cf. Skr. garj to rattle, or perh. of imitative origin …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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