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crack me up

crack me up

Date: Mar 08 2001


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“Who cracks me up? Larry David. Chris Tucker cracks me up. Steve Harvey’s really been cracking me up a lot lately, I listen to his morning show.”


1. Definition - Study the definition.

make me laugh

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

“Crack me up” is a common and useful expression. It sounds much more natural to describe a funny person as someone who “cracks you up,” instead of someone who makes you laugh. The expression can be used in many ways, and all of them are related to laughter.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

””Eddie Murphy cracks me up. He is so funny. I love his movies.”“

””I was cracking up when you slipped and fell yesterday. I’m sorry for laughing, but you looked really funny. I hope you didn’t hurt yourself.”“

””Dan was cracking me up last night. He knows so many great jokes.”“


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

It means “to make somebody laugh.” For example, He really cracked me up. His joke really cracked me up.
by Nataly (Chelyabinsk, Urals, Russia)
I think “to crack someone up” means: “to suddenly laugh a lot or to make someone laugh a lot”.
by Lino (Italy)
“Crack me up” for me is to be amused by someone to an extreme point, is like saying “You kill me with your jokes”. In a figurative sense you get “Cracked” like a cracker by someone’s jokes or way of acting. Crack up = amuse to an extreme point.
by Francisco (Venezuela)
I think “Cracks me up” means makes me laugh a lot! Someone who cracks me up, makes me almost cry laughing, must be a very funny person, with very funny comments.
by Marcia (Cianorte-PR-Brazil)
I think it means that they make him laugh by funny thing.
by Witty (South Korea)
I think what he meant by crack me up in that sentence is that; make me laugh loudly.
by Shaaf (KSA)
My guess is that “crack me up” means someone makes you laugh a lot ‘cause he’s pretty funny or smart.
by Dave (Italy)

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nice lesson…

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