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Noun: crank  krangk
  1. A bad-tempered person
    - grouch, grump, churl, crosspatch
     
  2. A whimsically eccentric person
    - crackpot, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwball
     
  3. 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
    - methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, glass, ice, shabu, trash, crystal meth
     
  4. A hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
    - starter
Adjective: crank  krangk
  1. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
    - cranky, tender, tippy
Verb: crank  krangk
  1. Travel along a zigzag path
    "The river cranks through the countryside";
    - zigzag
     
  2. Start by cranking
    "crank up the engine";
    - crank up
     
  3. Rotate with a crank
    - crank up
     
  4. Fasten with a crank
     
  5. Bend into the shape of a crank

Derived forms: cranking, cranked, cranks

See also: unstable

Type of: amphetamine, bend, circumvolve, controlled substance, dag [Austral, NZ], deform, disagreeable person, eccentric, eccentric person, fasten, fix, flake [N. Amer], flex, geek, go, hand tool, locomote, move, oddball, pep pill, rotate, secure, speed, start, start up, travel, turn, twist, unpleasant person, upper

Encyclopedia: Crank, Merseyside