crank

All Noun Verb
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  • John was cranking up the engine when she turned back into the house. Cited from The Romantic, by May Sinclair
  • Sometimes we are called cranks because we will not be sat upon. Cited from Skookum Chuck Fables, by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
  • Another advantage is that the engine could be easily started from any crank position.
  • They were in a fair way to become as great cranks as the old professor himself. Cited from The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware, by Annie Fellows Johnston
  • First, let cranks alone -- the other side of the street is good enough for them. Cited from Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II, by Burton J. Hendrick
  • Many critics noted that Crank was more like a live-action video game than a film.
  • The art of cranking a car is one that is not given to all men. Cited from The Girl on the Boat, by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • We just set up a room, cranked up the music and threw a party and let people dance.
  • He could see the slow rise and fall of the great cranks. Cited from Never-Fail Blake, by Arthur Stringer
  • I have gone into the subject of health cranks so deeply because there are so many of them. Cited from Maintaining Health, by R. L. Alsaker
  • Basically you turn the crank and he takes you where you need to go.
  • How lovely to lie in bed and hear other people cranking up their cars! Cited from Fanny Goes to War, by Pat Beauchamp
  • The machine was powered by two large inside cranks operated by four strong men.
  • Then I got in with a set of so called scientific cranks. Cited from Motor Girls on Cedar Lake, by Margaret Penrose
  • It was the most natural thing in the world that they should begin cranking -- and this they did! Cited from Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest, by Alice B. Emerson
  • In most modern vehicles this is usually due to not giving the engine enough cranking time to start.
  • In Crank, her voice is heard towards the end of the film.
  • It was also spring driven, but could be hand-cranked as well.
  • I suppose busy men get thousands of letters from cranks; they will get no more from me. Cited from Journal of Arthur Stirling, by Upton Sinclair
  • Well, this is one band that delivered it straight with the volume cranked up high.
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Meaning of crank

  • noun A hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
  • verb Start by cranking
    crank up the engine
  • verb Rotate with a crank
  • verb Fasten with a crank
  • verb Bend into the shape of a crank