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Definitions of crank:
  • noun:   a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
  • noun:   a whimsically eccentric person
  • noun:   a bad-tempered person
  • noun:   amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
  • verb:   bend into the shape of a crank
  • verb:   fasten with a crank
  • verb:   rotate with a crank
  • verb:   start by cranking
    Example: "Crank up the engine"
  • verb:   travel along a zigzag path
  • adjective:   (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #8583)

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