cracking

cracking(
krah
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kihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (separation of petroleum)
a. el craqueo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Gasoline is one of the products produced by petroleum cracking.La gasolina es uno de los productos producidos por el craqueo del petróleo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(superlatively)
a. super- (prefix)
I got a cracking good deal on this phone.Conseguí una oferta superbuena en este teléfono.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(excellent) (United Kingdom)
a. estupendo
I'm expecting a cracking match at the stadium today.Estoy esperando un partido estupendo en el estadio hoy.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fast) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
He ran at a cracking speed and came in first in the race.Corrió a un ritmo endemoniado y terminó primero la carrera.
The new prime minister promises to move at cracking speed.La nueva primera ministra promete moverse a toda pastilla.
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cracking [ˈkrækɪŋ]
noun
1 (Chem) [of petroleum] craqueo (m)
2 (cracks) grietas (f); agrietamiento (m)
cover the cheesecake with a damp cloth to prevent cracking
adjective
(Britain)
1 (very fast)
at a cracking speed or pace a toda pastilla (informal)
2 (excellent) de órdago (informal)
it was a cracking performance it's a cracking day for a picnic Docklands Express put up a cracking performance to finish runner-up "cracking toast, Gromit"
adverb
(Britain)
this book is a cracking good read este libro es superameno
he was a cracking good wing threequarters, was Nobby her books are cracking good stuff it's cracking good value for money
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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