to crank up

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  • I had begun to crank up the car myself while I spoke. Cited from The Belfry, by May Sinclair
  • You don't have to get out to crank up now. Cited from Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour, by Laura Lee Hope
  • He's waiting outside by the car ready to crank up when I give the word. Cited from Jason, by Justus Miles Forman
  • I found that she asked one of the boys at the door to crank up a car standing at the curb. Cited from The War Terror, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • Jack left off at the ram's horn, and came to crank up for her. Cited from The Motor Girls on A Tour, by Margaret Penrose
  • Are you too drunk to crank up your machine? Cited from A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill, by Alice Hegan Rice
  • Four girls sat up all night, and once every hour turned out to crank up the cars, run them with bonnet covers on till they were thoroughly warm, and then tuck them up again till the next time. Cited from Fanny Goes to War, by Pat Beauchamp
  • He closed the gate and went forward to crank up his runabout, but Ralph detained him a few moments longer, to tell him about the encounter with Bill Terrill. Cited from The Boy Scouts of the Geological Survey, by Robert Shaler
  • As you come out you pass a fresh victim going in and you see the dentist welcome him and then turn to crank up his motor and you hear the canary tuning up with a new line of v-shaped twitters. Cited from Cobb's Anatomy, by Irvin S. Cobb
  • I was drawing petrol at the Stores the next day and as I was signing for it the man there (my Charlie Chaplin friend) kindly began to crank up. Cited from Fanny Goes to War, by Pat Beauchamp
  • If I ever seize a frill, I want her to know as much as me; then she won't tear away with the first dark-eyed diamond broker that stops in front of my place to crank up his whizz-buggy. Cited from The Silver Horde, by Rex Beach
  • She was going to have to get down and dig in her toes to make it, he told the Ford, when at last he heaved pick and shovel into the tonneau, packed in his cooking outfit and made ready to crank up. Cited from The Trail of the White Mule, by B.M. Bower