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Definition of 'crank'

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  1. a bad-tempered person
       Synonyms: grouch grump churl crosspatch
  2. a whimsically eccentric person
       Synonyms: crackpot nut nut case nutcase fruitcake screwball
  3. 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
       Synonyms: methamphetamine methamphetamine hydrochloride Methedrine meth deoxyephedrine chalk chicken feed glass ice shabu trash
  4. a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
       Synonyms: starter


  1. travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside"
       Synonyms: zigzag
  2. start by cranking; "crank up the engine"
       Synonyms: crank up
  3. rotate with a crank
       Synonyms: crank up
  4. fasten with a crank
  5. bend into the shape of a crank


  1. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
       Synonyms: cranky tender tippy

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