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give it a crack

give it a crack

Date: Jun 07 2012


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

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“The Incredible Hulk is a fun character. I was excited to give it a crack.”

- Mark Ruffalo, talking about his role in the new film The Avengers. (US Weekly)

“绿巨人 (The Incredible Hulk) 是个有趣的角色。我非常高兴尝试出演这个角色。”
-马克·鲁法洛 (Mark Ruffalo) 讲述他在新影片《复仇者联盟》(The Avengers) 中出演的角色。


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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try or attempt something

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Mark Ruffalo isn’t the first person to take on the role of the green, mean superhero, the Incredible Hulk. Other actors have played the character before him. But Ruffalo is excited to give the role a crack.

A crack is a small split in a hard surface. For instance, if a rock hits a window, the window might get cracked. But when you give something a crack, it means you try or attempt it. If you threw a rock at a window, you might say you gave a crack at cracking it. But that wouldn’t be very nice.

Instead of saying give it a crack, you could also say take a crack at or have a crack at. For example, you might take a crack at solving a difficult problem. You might have a crack at your homework. If you are struggling with something difficult and want to let someone else try it, you can say, “Want to give it a crack?” or, “Want to have a crack at this?”

Would you ever want to give acting a crack? What else might you want to take a crack at in life?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I can’t open this jar. Will you give it a crack?”

“I gave acting a crack for a year, but it didn’t work out so I quit.”

“You should really give bowling a crack. I think you’d be good at it.”


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

Maja_Roxy Give it a try
by Maja_Roxy
cubi1604 To try it. To give it a shot
by cubi1604
Try it!
by mehri.nejatifar
The synonym is give it a chance.
by candycandice
Englishty It means to do your best to do something very well.
by Englishty
anges491 to take a turn at trying to do something.
by anges491
 julito to accept the role .
by julito

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i want to take a crack at socializing with foreigners ,if you don’t give it a crack,you will never start to do something.

08:45 AM Jun 10 2012 |

S01142923Super Member!


I tried to dig a hole in my front yard to plant a plant, and it was a difficult tast. I guessed I did not have the muscles it took to do it. So, want to give it a crack?

04:18 PM Jun 08 2012 |




LOL, I can’t stop laughing, I thought give a crack mean try to make a joke or make other people laughing, unfortunatelly I didn’t win the quizz. 

I’m learning English was not started from giving a crack at it. But I did it in purpose :D 

03:11 PM Jun 08 2012 |

Irene Forever


I’ve been  trying for a few months to take a crack at learning Italian, but the languages ( English and Italian ) are too  far from each other that it’s so complicated to me to do.

09:19 PM Jun 07 2012 |



South Korea

I want to have a crack at dancing. I am not good at dancing.

my body is going agains my will. that’s funny.

08:47 PM Jun 07 2012 |



I want to take a crack at playing violin.

I will give learning french a crack.


06:59 PM Jun 07 2012 |


United States

Lets give it a crack to our fears

04:57 PM Jun 07 2012 |

Vadim V.

Vadim V.

Russian Federation

How interesting!!! If you want something, just give it a crack.Wink

11:29 AM Jun 07 2012 |



I’m gonna take a crack at learning French)

08:56 AM Jun 07 2012 |




the first time when i saw a wonderful hip-hop, i just wanna give it a crack but even now i haven’t gotten around to it.

07:17 AM Jun 07 2012 |

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Saudi Arabia

I wanna give french language a crack

05:33 AM Jun 07 2012 |




give it a crack

04:53 AM Jun 07 2012 |

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I think it is mean there is something challenging. But someone try it hard.

02:50 AM Jun 07 2012 |

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