crank crank  /ˈkræŋk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a bad-tempered person
  2. (n) a whimsically eccentric person
  3. (n) 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
  4. (n) a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
  5. (v) travel along a zigzag path
  6. (v) start by cranking
  7. (v) rotate with a crank
  8. (v) fasten with a crank
  9. (v) bend into the shape of a crank
  10. (adj) (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Although he has gradually gained international recognition as one of the world's leading conservationists, many Brits still think of him as a crank who talks to plants.
  2. But the biggest wild card in the diet game may be how you crank out insulin.
  3. A wind-up crank has been replaced by a new foot pedal to supply power in areas lacking electricity.

News

  1. Kacer, Buehler to lead parade

    All that’s left to do now is crank up the music, start the rides and drop the funnel cake dough into the fryer.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Edwardsville Intelligencer

  2. All News

    Derick Giwner's analysis of the Saturday 6/15 card at The Meadowlands. Jewel of a Cat should benefit from a cutback in distance and a return to turf on Saturday in the $60,000 Crank It Up Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Monmouth Park.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  3. Monmouth Park: Jewel of a Cat returns to turf for Crank It Up Stakes

    OCEANPORT, N.J. – Jewel of a Cat should benefit from a cutback in distance and a return to turf Saturday in the $60,000 Crank It Up Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Monmouth Park.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

Quotes

  1. "I wasn't giving him anything," Roddick said. "The points he was winning he was having to step up and crank two or three balls to the corners and really execute his shots."
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Andy Roddick Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Andrew added: "They know they have one more game to crank things up, one more 80 minutes to complete the most exceptional comeback ever in the rugby world - and maybe even match anything that has ever been achieved in sporting history."
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: Rob Andrew Source: Sportinglife.co.za

  3. "I would suggest moving back. I'm about to crank this sucker up," Bush called from the cab of a yellow tractor.
    on Jan 30, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

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