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crank

crank - Dictionary definition and meaning for word crank

Definition
(noun) a bad-tempered person
Synonyms : churl , crosspatch , grouch , grump

Definition
(noun) a whimsically eccentric person
Synonyms : crackpot , fruitcake , nut , nut case , screwball

Definition
(noun) an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
Definition
(noun) a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
Synonyms : starter

Definition
(verb) travel along a zigzag path
Synonyms : zigzag
Example Sentence
  • The river zigzags through the countryside

Definition
(verb) start by cranking
Synonyms : crank up
Example Sentence
  • crank up the engine

Definition
(verb) rotate with a crank
Synonyms : crank up

Definition
(verb) fasten with a crank
Definition
(verb) bend into the shape of a crank
Definition
(adj) (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
Synonyms : cranky , tender , tippy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for crank

sound like CRACK (person)
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