Meaning of 'crank'

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Meaning of ‘crank’

10 definitions found.



(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

Synonyms: tender


a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

Synonyms: starter


an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride

Synonyms: chalk glass ice methamphetamine methamphetamine hydrochloride meth deoxyephedrine chicken feed shabu trash


a whimsically eccentric person

Synonyms: screwball


a bad-tempered person

Synonyms: grouch grump churl crosspatch


to bend into the shape of a crank


to fasten with a crank


to rotate with a crank

Synonyms: crank up


to start by cranking

Example: "I cranked the engine."

Synonyms: crank up


to travel along a zigzag path

Synonyms: zigzag

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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