Crack is a term of the tongue English that is used in various ways in our language. The concept is often used to name a person who stands out for his or her talent or by his capacity. For instance: “Roger Federer is the biggest star I saw in my life”, “All teams need a crack that makes a difference”, “In our group we do not have any crack, but we all strive to reach a performance solid”.

Football player Lionel messi, the basketball player Lebron James, the tennis player Novak Djokovic, the corridor Usain bolt and the swimmer Michael Phelps are some athletes considered cracks. Cracks usually become idols and achieve great economic gains by awards and advertisements.

Tennis player

The Swiss Roger Federer is a sports star.

A special talent

This term is often used to flatter someone who possesses a talent special in a field other than one’s own, although this is not a strict condition. For example, a person without computer skills may tell his friend “You are a crack!” to thank you for repairing your computer, to express your admiration and fascination with your performance with electronic devices.

Some of the synonyms for crack that can be used in everyday speech are “teacher, love, the best, the best” and “amazing.” Depending on the region and the age group, there are many more, and they always refer to a great capacity or a very marked natural talent in the individual who receives them. In Argentina, for example, faced with a deployment of ability in a specific field by a close person we can tell you “You have it very clear”, wanting to express that “he knows how to move very clearly in this field.”

Stock market crash

In the field of finance, there is talk of crack to make mention of the steep fall of the prices of most of the Actions that operate in the stock market. These setbacks occur when shareholders react with fear to certain news or measures and begin to sell the shares, stopping buying others.

This causes prices to collapse, as does the trading volume. The Crack of 29, which affected USA on 1929, is one of the best known in history.


When stocks drop sharply, a crash occurs.

A very addictive drug

It is called crack, on the other hand, to a drug that is made by mixing cocaine with sodium bicarbonate and Water, forming a stone. When this stone is heated, a part of the cocaine evaporates and a noise characterized by onomatopoeia is generated. “Crack”.

Crack, which generates rapidly addiction, causes feelings of panic and euphoria to the consumer, who also begins to suffer from insomnia. The addict can suffer from various types of psychiatric and physical problems.

The concept of crack in computing

In the field of computing, it is known by this name to a patch for a program that is created without the developers giving their permission. A patch is usually an update that has the purpose of correcting certain errors in the original code, which is distributed by means of an automatic download; However, in the case of crack, we are facing an illegal tactic that is associated with piracy.

It is normal that as part of the structure of a commercial program some type of protection against unauthorized copies is included, to avoid its distribution free. Indeed, one of the main objectives of the computer crack is bypassing said security measure, after which it is possible to use the product without paying for it. Within the family of this term we find crack or crack, a verb that serves to refer to the process involved in said crime, or to decipher a password with which it is possible to access the paid functions of a software.