crack (v.) Old form(s): cracke
sprain, tear, rupture
Tem III.i.26[Ferdinand to Miranda] I had rather crack my sinews
WT II.i.44[Leontes to Lord, of someone who has seen something unpleasant in a drink] he cracks his gorge, his sides, / With violent hefts
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