From the verb crane: (⇒ conjugate)
craned is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
crane /kreɪn/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  craned, cran•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. Birdsa large wading bird with long legs, bill, and neck.
  2. Mechanical Engineeringa large device for lifting and moving very heavy objects.

  1. to stretch (the neck) as a crane does, esp. to see better: [no object]She craned to see what had stopped the cars ahead.[+ object]He craned his neck to see who was ahead of him.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
crane  (krān),USA pronunciation n., v.,  craned, cran•ing. 
  1. Birdsany large wading bird of the family Gruidae, characterized by long legs, bill, and neck and an elevated hind toe.
  2. Birds(not used scientifically) any of various similar birds of other families, as the great blue heron.
  3. Mechanical Engineering[Mach.]a device for lifting and moving heavy weights in suspension.
  4. any of various similar devices, as a horizontally swinging arm by a fireplace, used for suspending pots over the fire.
  5. Cinema, Radio and Television[Motion Pictures, Television.]a vehicle having a long boom on which a camera can be mounted for taking shots from high angles.
  6. [Naut.]any of a number of supports for a boat or spare spar on the deck or at the side of a vessel.
  7. (cap.) [Astron.]the constellation Grus.

  1. Mechanical Engineeringto hoist, lower, or move by or as by a crane.
  2. to stretch (the neck) as a crane does.

  1. to stretch out one's neck, esp. to see better.
  2. to hesitate at danger, difficulty, etc.
  • bef. 1000; Middle English; Old English cran; cognate with German Kran, Greek géranos

Crane  (krān),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Biographical(Harold) Hart, 1899–1932, U.S. poet.
  2. BiographicalStephen, 1871–1900, U.S. novelist, poet, and short-story writer.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
crane /kreɪn/ n
  1. any large long-necked long-legged wading bird of the family Gruidae, inhabiting marshes and plains in most parts of the world except South America, New Zealand, and Indonesia: order Gruiformes
    See also demoiselle
  2. (not in ornithological use) any similar bird, such as a heron
  3. a device for lifting and moving heavy objects, typically consisting of a moving boom, beam, or gantry from which lifting gear is suspended
    See also gantry
  4. a large trolley carrying a boom, on the end of which is mounted a camera
  1. (transitive) to lift or move (an object) by or as if by a crane
  2. to stretch out (esp the neck), as to see over other people's heads
  3. (intransitive) (of a horse) to pull up short before a jump
Etymology: Old English cran; related to Middle High German krane, Latin grūs, Greek géranos
'craned' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: craned to [see, look, observe, scan, glance], craned her neck to [see], craned [forward, sideways], more...

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