What are some alternative words for crank?

Synonyms for crank
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatch(noun)

    a bad-tempered person

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    stable

  2. crackpot, crank, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwball(noun)

    a whimsically eccentric person

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    stable

  3. 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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    stable

  4. crank, starter(adj)

    a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    stable

  5. crank, cranky, tender, tippy(verb)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    stable

  6. zigzag, crank(verb)

    travel along a zigzag path

    "The river zigzags through the countryside"

    Synonyms:
    crank up, zigzag

    Antonyms:
    stable

  7. crank, crank up(verb)

    start by cranking

    "crank up the engine"

    Synonyms:
    crank up, zigzag

    Antonyms:
    stable

  8. crank, crank up(verb)

    rotate with a crank

    Synonyms:
    crank up, zigzag

    Antonyms:
    stable

  9. crank(verb)

    fasten with a crank

    Synonyms:
    crank up, zigzag

    Antonyms:
    stable

  10. crank(verb)

    bend into the shape of a crank

    Synonyms:
    crank up, zigzag

    Antonyms:
    stable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crank(a.)

    Synonyms:
    easy to be overset

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crank(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    crankshaft, ckp, boot

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. crank

    Synonyms:
    Crank case

How to pronounce crank?

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How to use crank in a sentence?

  1. Greg McKenna:

    The Russians have always struck me as production cut tourists keen to get off the boat and crank up production as soon as inventories were stabilized and prices once again elevated ... That possibility is top of the mind for traders and as a result oil prices are slipping.

  2. 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.

  3. Cyril Connolly:

    I review novels to make money, because it is easier for a sluggard to write an article a fortnight than a book a year, because the writer is soothed by the opiate of action, the crank by posing as a good journalist, and having an air hole. I dislike it. I do it and I am always resolving to give it up.

  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. 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.


Translations for crank

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  • коляно, манивела, чудакBulgarian
  • manetaCatalan, Valencian
  • klikaCzech
  • 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
  • manivelleFrench
  • crangaidIrish
  • tukoki, tūkokikokiMāori
  • manivelaPortuguese
  • 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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