Phrasal Verbs with 'Crack'

Crack down on

Use more authority than usual

Example: The police always CRACK DOWN ON drink-driving offences over the Christmas period.

Crack on

Continue doing something with energy

Example: We had to CRACK ON to get everything finished on time.

Crack up

Have a nervous breakdown

Example: He CRACKED UP after his son died and had to take a couple of months off work.

Crack up

Have bad reception on a mobile phone

Example: You'll have to talk louder- you're CRACKING UP.

Crack up

Burst out laughing

Example: Everybody CRACKED UP when he told the joke.

Crack up

Damage a car badly

Example: He CRACKED his car UP last night when he came off the road.