HyperDic: crank

English > 10 senses of the word crank:
NOUNperson crank, grouch, grump, churl, crosspatcha bad-tempered person
person crank, crackpot, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwballa whimsically eccentric person
artifactcrank, methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, glass, ice, shabu, trashan amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride
artifactcrank, startera hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
VERBmotioncrank, zigzagtravel along a zigzag path
motioncrank, crank upstart by cranking
contactcrank, crank uprotate with a crank
contactcrankfasten with a crank
contactcrankbend into the shape of a crank
ADJECTIVEallcrank, cranky, tender, tippy(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
crank > pronunciation
Soundskrae'ngk
Rhymesantitank ... yank / Yank: 28 rhymes with aengk...
English > crank: 10 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail.
Synonymscranky, tender, tippy
CategoryboatA small vessel for travel on water
Broaderunstablelacking stability or fixity / fixity or firmness
English > crank: 10 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA bad-tempered person.
Synonymsgrouch, grump, churl, crosspatch
Narrowercrab, crabby personA quarrelsome grouch
fire-eater, hotheadA belligerent grouch
misanthrope, misanthropistsomeone who dislikes people in general
Broaderunpleasant person, disagreeable personA person who is not pleasant or agreeable
Spanishcascarrabias, gruñón, polvorilla, quejica
Catalanremugador, rondinaire
Adjectivescrankyeasily irritated or annoyed
English > crank: 10 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA whimsically eccentric person.
Synonymscrackpot, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwball
Broadereccentric, eccentric person, flake, oddball, geekA person with an unusual or odd personality
Spanishchalado, chalupa, chiflado, colifato, estrafalario, excéntrico, locatis, locato, loco, locuelo, piantado, pirado, tabardillo, tarambana
Catalanpoca-solta
English > crank: 10 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn 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.
Synonymsmethamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, glass, ice, shabu, trash
Broaderamphetamine, pep pill, upper, speedA central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite
controlled substanceA drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
Spanishclorhidrato de metanfetamina, deoxyephedrine, metanfetamina, metanfetaminas
Catalanclorhidrat de metamfetamina, deoxyephedrine
English > crank: 10 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle.
Synonymstarter
Narrowercrank handle, starting handlecrank used to start an engine
Broaderhand toolA tool used with workers' hands
Spanishmanivela, manubrio
Catalanmaneta, manovella, manubri
Verbscrankrotate with a crank
crankbend into the shape of a crank
English > crank: 10 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningtravel along a zigzag path.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymzigzag
Entailsturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Entailed byslalomrace on skis around obstacles
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishzigzaguear
Catalanzigzaguejar
English > crank: 10 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningstart by cranking.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThese cars won't crank
Example"crank up the engine"
Synonymcrank up
Broaderstart, start upget going or set in motion
Spanishencender con manivela
English > crank: 10 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningRotate with a crank.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymcrank up
Broaderrotate, circumvolveCause to turn on an axis or center
Nounscranka hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
English > crank: 10 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningFasten with a crank.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
English > crank: 10 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningbend into the shape of a crank.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderflex, bend, deform, twist, turnCause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked / crooked or angular form
Nounscranka hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

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