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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French craquer, from Middle Dutch kraken (to crack, crackle), from Old Dutch *krakōn, from Proto-Germanic *krakōną (to crack, crackle, shriek), from Proto-Indo-European *gerg- (to crow, shout). Cognate with Old High German krahhōn, Old English cracian. More at crack.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kʁa.ke/
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VerbEdit

craquer

  1. (ergative) to split, to break
  2. (organic chemistry) to crack (petroleum)
  3. (intransitive) to crack, to creak, to crunch
  4. (informal, intransitive) to give up, to break down, to crack
  5. (informal, followed by pour) to fall for, to become infatuated with
    Elle est vraiment belle. J'ai craqué pour elle. — She's so beautiful. I've fallen in love with her.

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