crane

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkreɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kreɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(krān)

Inflections of 'crane' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
cranes
v 3rd person singular
craning
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
craned
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
craned
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

crane

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [building, construction, vehicle, tow, rescue] crane
  2. a [dockside, port, quarry] crane
  3. a [camera, television, studio] crane
  4. use a crane to [hoist, lift, reach, move, deposit, remove, rescue]
  5. [moved, adjusted, positioned, extended] the crane
  6. move [bricks, stones, containers, materials] with a crane
  7. [was, were] deposited by cranes
  8. a dolly and crane for [filming, the television studio]
  9. large birds [such as, including] cranes
  10. Cranes were [gliding, cruising, flying] overhead.
n as adj
  1. [is, works as] a crane [driver, operator]
  2. the crane [arm, beam, lever, controls]
  3. the [studio, director] employed a crane shot
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