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  • n  a bad-tempered person
  • n  a whimsically eccentric person
  • 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
  • n  a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
  • v  travel along a zigzag path
  • v  start by cranking
    crank up the engine
  • v  rotate with a crank
  • v  fasten with a crank
  • v  bend into the shape of a crank
  • s  (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

  • 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.
  • But the biggest wild card in the diet game may be how you crank out insulin.
  • A wind-up crank has been replaced by a new foot pedal to supply power in areas lacking electricity.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - Daily Racing Form
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - Edwardsville Intelligencer
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    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.
    June 13, 2013 - Daily Racing Form
Quotes

  • Andy Roddick in International Herald Tribune
    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."
  • Rob Andrew in Sportinglife.co.za
    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."
  • President Bush in Washington Post
    I would suggest moving back. I'm about to crank this sucker up,Bush called from the cab of a yellow tractor.

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