crank

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkræŋk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kræŋk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(krangk)

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crank

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [bent, broken, snapped] crank
  2. The crank [bent].
  3. The crank had become bent.
  4. [fix, repair, replace] the crank
  5. [connected, linked] (directly) to the crank
  6. [placed, fitted] on the crank
  7. turn the crank to [start, move]
  8. a crank on the [rear, front] axle
  9. A crank [converts, alters, changes] motion.
  10. slang: is always an eccentric crank [in the crowd, out there]
  11. slang: The [teacher, boss] is an old crank.
  12. drugs: was [smoking, banging, taking] crank
  13. drugs: is [hooked on, addicted to] crank
v
  1. crank a [handle, propellor]
  2. crank the [blinds, window] open
  3. crank (up) the [engine, car]
  4. crank the [car] up
  5. crank up the [volume, heat, bass]
  6. cranked it up [gradually, a notch, too much]
  7. cranked up to [full, maximum, ten]
  8. cranked out [five] [bestsellers, albums, novels, proposals]
  9. cranks out the [bestsellers]
  10. the [writer, director, group, team] cranked them out
  11. crank-call [him, the school, the police]
n as adj
  1. the [car's, vehicle's] crank shaft
  2. [replace, fix, repair] the crank shaft
  3. uses a crank start
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