knacken

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VerbEdit

knacken (third-person singular simple present knackt, past tense knackte, past participle geknackt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to make a cracking sound
    Die Wurst knackte beim Reinbeissen. – The sausage made a cracking sound when bitten.
  2. (transitive) to crack
    Er knackte die Nuss. – He cracked the nut.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) to crack
    Sie knackte den Code. – She cracked the code.
  4. (transitive) to pick (a lock)
  5. (intransitive, informal) to sleep
    Mach' nicht solchen Lärm, er knackt gerade.

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Last modified on 29 September 2013, at 19:38