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fall through the cracks

fall through the crack
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl throo stressed th ee krak]
    • /fɔl θru stressed ði kræk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl throo stressed th ee krak]
    • /fɔl θru stressed ði kræk/

Definitions of fall through the cracks words

  • verb without object fall through the cracks to break without complete separation of parts; become fissured: The plate cracked when I dropped it, but it was still usable. 1
  • verb without object fall through the cracks to break with a sudden, sharp sound: The branch cracked under the weight of the snow. 1
  • verb without object fall through the cracks to make a sudden, sharp sound in or as if in breaking; snap: The whip cracked. 1
  • verb without object fall through the cracks (of the voice) to break abruptly and discordantly, especially into an upper register, as because of weariness or emotion. 1
  • verb without object fall through the cracks to fail; give way: His confidence cracked under the strain. 1
  • verb without object fall through the cracks to succumb or break down, especially under severe psychological pressure, torture, or the like: They questioned him steadily for 24 hours before he finally cracked. 1

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Origin of fall through the cracks

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English crak(k)en (v.), crak (noun), Old English cracian to resound; akin to German krachen, Dutch kraken (v.), and German Krach, Dutch krak (noun)

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Parts of speech for Fall through the cracks

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fall through the cracks popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fall through the cracks usage trend in Literature

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