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Synonyms for crank

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatchnoun

    a bad-tempered person

    skinflint, trash, methamphetamine hydrochloride, glass, barbarian, crosspatch, methamphetamine, screwball, nut, nut case, ice, deoxyephedrine, peasant, churl, shabu, fruitcake, chicken feed, chalk, starter, boor, tike, grouch, niggard, tyke, meth, crackpot, grump, scrooge


  2. crackpot, crank, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwballnoun

    a whimsically eccentric person

    testicle, trash, methamphetamine hydrochloride, bollock, testis, glass, junkie, crosspatch, methamphetamine, screwball, nut, nut case, ice, deoxyephedrine, churl, egg, shabu, fruitcake, chicken feed, chalk, addict, starter, orchis, grouch, junky, ballock, ball, meth, crackpot, grump, en, freak


  3. methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trashnoun

    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

    spyglass, rubbish, crosspatch, applesauce, ice, trumpery, chalk, looking glass, nut, churl, tripe, grouch, water ice, frosting, methamphetamine hydrochloride, codswallop, grump, fruitcake, internal-combustion engine, crackpot, field glass, deoxyephedrine, trash, drinking glass, scratch, scum, shabu, meth, methamphetamine, folderol, nut case, frappe, scrap, screwball, chicken feed, icing, glassful, glass, wish-wash, sparkler, ice rink, ice-skating rink, starter


  4. crank, starteradjective

    a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

    crosspatch, appetizer, neophyte, trash, methamphetamine hydrochloride, entrant, glass, fledgling, dispatcher, starter motor, methamphetamine, screwball, nut, nut case, ice, deoxyephedrine, churl, appetiser, shabu, fruitcake, chicken feed, chalk, starter, starting motor, newbie, grouch, meth, crackpot, grump, freshman, newcomer, fledgeling


  5. crank, cranky, tender, tippyverb

    (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

    untoughened, pettish, peckish, petulant, tender, sensitive, fond, peevish, tetchy, irritable, warm, raw, fractious, nettlesome, scratchy, techy, tippy, cranky, sore, affectionate, lovesome, testy


  6. zigzag, crankverb

    travel along a zigzag path

    "The river zigzags through the countryside"

    crank up, zigzag


  7. crank, crank upverb

    start by cranking

    "crank up the engine"

    crank up, zigzag


  8. crank, crank upverb

    rotate with a crank

    crank up, zigzag


  9. crankverb

    fasten with a crank

    crank up, zigzag


  10. crankverb

    bend into the shape of a crank

    crank up, zigzag


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crankadjective

    easy to be overset

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cranknoun

    winch, turning-handle, bend, turn, twist, crook, curve

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "crank":

    crankshaft, ckp, boot


  1. List of known nicknames for "Crank":

    Low Res, Danny Zelonky

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. crank

    Crank case

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How to use crank in a sentence?

  1. Stefan Koopman:

    The proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports would certainly disrupt the internationally sliced-up value chains. It is well-known that large U.S. high-tech corporates and retailers use relatively cheap Chinese labor to assemble their products and gross trade flows analyses may underestimate the disruptive impact, raising tariffs on final and intermediate products that are shipped to the U.S. will crank up domestic prices for U.S. consumers and producers. As such, if these tariffs come through, it would provide another shock to the stock market and hurt producer and consumer confidence.

  2. Hugh Grant:

    Sometimes she would do bad singing that was like 2 out of 10 bad and sometimes she would crank it up to like 12, and those were very difficult to cope with, particularly if I was having to do some very serious, stern, protective scene at the same time.

  3. Michael Cusumano:

    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.

  4. Heywood:

    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.

  5. Hyatt Green:

    In some areas, it's not practical, but in a lot of areas, it is. If Hyatt Green have surveillance set up ahead of time and can crank it up at the beginning when Hyatt Green first hear about the possibility of an outbreak, Hyatt Green can use the platform as an early warning system. That would give us days or weeks lead time in coping with the pandemic or epidemic.

Translations for crank

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  • коляно, манивела, чудакBulgarian
  • manetaCatalan, Valencian
  • klikaCzech
  • Miesepeter, Kurbel, Kurbeln, Kauz, Spinner, SonderlingGerman
  • στρόφαλος, μονομανής, λοξίαςGreek
  • cascarrabias, manivela, maniáticoSpanish
  • veivi, käänne, känkkäränkkä, kampeaminen, valittaa, kammeta, veivata, kränkkä, veivaus, kampi, pyöräyttää, kääkkä, marmattaa, pyörittää, mutka, veivaaminenFinnish
  • manivelleFrench
  • crangaidIrish
  • tūkokikoki, tukokiMāori
  • manivelaPortuguese
  • manivelă, rotire, învârtire, maniacRomanian
  • кривоши́п, поворо́т, изги́б, крюк, чуда́кRussian
  • čudàkinja, čùdākSerbo-Croatian
  • vypeckovať, roztociť, kľukaSlovak
  • vevning, veva, vevSwedish
  • kol, manivela, huysuz, çevirme, kimse, kelime oyunuTurkish

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