grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatch(noun)
a bad-tempered person
crackpot, crank, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwball(noun)
a whimsically eccentric person
methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trash(noun)
an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
crank, cranky, tender, tippy(verb)
(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
travel along a zigzag path
"The river zigzags through the countryside"
crank, crank up(verb)
start by cranking
"crank up the engine"
crank, crank up(verb)
rotate with a crank
fasten with a crank
bend into the shape of a crank
A bent piece of an axle, or shaft, or an arm attached at right angles to the end of a shaft or wheel, used to impart a circular action to a wheel or other mechanical device and create power; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion.
Use the crank on the motorcycle and go for a ride.
The act of converting power into motion, by turning a crankshaft.
Yes, a crank was all it needed to start.
Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.
An ill-tempered or nasty person
Billy-Bob is a nasty, old crank! He chased my cat away.
Danny got abscesses from shooting all that bathtub crank.
A person who is considered strange or odd by others. They may behave in unconventional ways.
John is a crank because he talks to himself.
A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.
A ship which, because of insufficient or poorly stowed ballast or cargo, is in danger of overturning.
To turn a crank.
To cause to spin via other means, as though turned by a crank.
I turn the key and crank the engine; yet it doesn't turn over
To act in a cranky manner; to behave unreasonably and irritably, especially through complaining.
Quit cranking about your spilt milk!
To produce or present a desired object.
Crank out the beer!
To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn.
Strange, weird, odd.
a bent portion of an axle, or shaft, or an arm keyed at right angles to the end of a shaft, by which motion is imparted to or received from it; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion. See Bell crank
any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage
a twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word
a twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet; also, a fit of temper or passion
a person full of crotchets; one given to fantastic or impracticable projects; one whose judgment is perverted in respect to a particular matter
a sick person; an invalid
liable to careen or be overset, as a ship when she is too narrow, or has not sufficient ballast, or is loaded too high, to carry full sail
full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated
to run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn
Origin: [See Crank, n.]
Crank is a 2006 American action film written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and starring Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez and Dwight Yoakam. The plot centers on a British hitman in Los Angeles named Chev Chelios who is poisoned and must keep his adrenaline flowing constantly in order to keep himself alive, and in so doing causes mayhem, gets into fights with other gangsters, has altercations with the police, and takes numerous drugs. The title of the film comes from the slang word for methamphetamine. Produced and distributed by Lakeshore Entertainment and Lions Gate Films, it was released in the United States on September 1, 2006 in 2,515 theaters. The film was generally well received.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
krangk, n. a crook or bend: a conceit in speech: a whim: (mach.) a lever or arm on a shaft, driven by hand or by a connecting-rod, its object being to convert reciprocating motion into rotary motion.—v.i. to move in a zizag manner.—v.t. to shape like a crank: to provide with a crank.—adj. crooked: crabbed: loose or slack.—adv. Crank′ily.—n. Crank′iness.—adj. Crank′y, crooked: infirm: full of whims: cross. [M. E. kranke—A.S. crincan, to yield; cf. Ger. krank.]
krangk, adj. brisk: merry. [Origin unknown.]
krangk, Crank-sided, krangk-sī′ded, adj. (naut.) liable to be upset—n. Crank′ness, liability to be upset. [Ety. uncertain.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[from automotive slang] Verb used to describe the performance of a machine, especially sustained performance. “This box cranks (or, cranks at) about 6 megaflops, with a burst mode of twice that on vectorized operations.”
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A vessel, by her construction or her stowage, inclined to lean over a great deal, or from insufficient ballast or cargo incapable of carrying sail, without danger of overturning. The opposite term is stiff, or the quality of standing well up to her canvas.--Cranky expresses a foolish capriciousness. Ships built too deep in proportion to their breadth are notoriously crank.--Crank by the ground, is a ship whose floor is so narrow that she cannot be brought on the ground without danger.
Etymology and Origins
One whose notions of things are angular, eccentric, or crooked. His ideas do not run in a straight line.
The numerical value of crank in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of crank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of crank in a Sentence
A man with a new idea is a crank -- until the idea succeeds.
Zhang is a CEO with tremendous foresight, he's not just sitting back trying to crank out refrigerators. He's trying to think about what the company can become.
Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.
The tactile sensation of controlling something with physical controls — and, yes, a crank — has value. It's fun and satisfying, in a way that fingers touching glass isn't.
Brush the pan with olive oil, stick your dough in there, put your toppings on, crank up your oven as high it will go, leave it in for 15 to 20 minutes, [and you] have a pan-style pizza.
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Translations for crank
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- коляно, манивела, чудакBulgarian
- manetaCatalan, Valencian
- Sonderling, Spinner, Kurbel, Kurbeln, Miesepeter, KauzGerman
- στρόφαλος, μονομανής, λοξίαςGreek
- cascarrabias, manivela, maniáticoSpanish
- veivaaminen, mutka, pyörittää, marmattaa, kääkkä, pyöräyttää, veivaus, veivi, kampeaminen, kammeta, veivata, kränkkä, känkkäränkkä, valittaa, käänne, kampiFinnish
- tukoki, tūkokikokiMāori
- învârtire, maniac, manivelă, rotireRomanian
- крюк, чуда́к, кривоши́п, поворо́т, изги́бRussian
- čùdāk, čudàkinjaSerbo-Croatian
- kľuka, roztociť, vypeckovaťSlovak
- vev, veva, vevningSwedish
- çevirme, huysuz, kelime oyunu, kol, manivela, kimseTurkish
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