WordReference English Collocations © 2020
crankⓘMost examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
- a [bent, broken, snapped] crank
- The crank [bent].
- The crank had become bent.
- [fix, repair, replace] the crank
- [connected, linked] (directly) to the crank
- [placed, fitted] on the crank
- turn the crank to [start, move]
- a crank on the [rear, front] axle
- A crank [converts, alters, changes] motion.
- slang: is always an eccentric crank [in the crowd, out there]
- slang: The [teacher, boss] is an old crank.
- drugs: was [smoking, banging, taking] crank
- drugs: is [hooked on, addicted to] crank
- crank a [handle, propellor]
- crank the [blinds, window] open
- crank (up) the [engine, car]
- crank the [car] up
- crank up the [volume, heat, bass]
- cranked it up [gradually, a notch, too much]
- cranked up to [full, maximum, ten]
- cranked out [five] [bestsellers, albums, novels, proposals]
- cranks out the [bestsellers]
- the [writer, director, group, team] cranked them out
- crank-call [him, the school, the police]
- the [car's, vehicle's] crank shaft
- [replace, fix, repair] the crank shaft
- uses a crank start
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