break partially but keep its integrity
- "The glass cracked"
hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise:
- ""The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler""
cause to become cracked
- "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
- "The glass cracked when it was heated"
broken without being divided into parts but having fissures appear on the surface
- "a cracked mirror"
of a ceramic surface; covered with a network of fine cracks