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1. crank

noun. ['ˈkræŋk'] a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle.

Synonyms

  • starter
  • crank handle
  • starting handle

Antonyms

  • decelerate
  • black
  • heat
  • uncover

Etymology

  • cranc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Crank

  • unitedbank
  • quarteurlanc
  • kredietbank
  • montblanc
  • interbank
  • antitank
  • nonbank
  • leblanc
  • lablanc
  • deblanc
  • mbank
  • albank
  • swank
  • stanke
  • stank
  • stahnke
  • spank
  • shrank
  • schrank
  • prank
  • plank
  • planck
  • franke
  • frank
  • francke
  • franck
  • franc
  • flank
  • drank
  • clank

How do you pronounce crank?

Pronounce crank as kræŋk.

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Sentences with crank


1. Noun, singular or mass
Turn the crank clockwise on the grandfather clock, if it has a crank.

2. Verb, base form
It would be wonderful to crank up the furnace during those cold winter nights.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You crank it up with a pull start.

Quotes about crank


1. A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

2. I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.
- Wilbur Wright

2. crank

verb. ['ˈkræŋk'] bend into the shape of a crank.

Synonyms

  • twist
  • deform
  • flex
  • turn

Antonyms

  • ride
  • follow
  • fall
  • ascend

Etymology

  • cranc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. crank

noun. ['ˈkræŋk'] 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

  • chicken feed
  • Methedrine
  • chalk
  • ice
  • amphetamine
  • meth
  • shabu
  • upper
  • methamphetamine hydrochloride
  • trash
  • controlled substance
  • deoxyephedrine
  • methamphetamine
  • pep pill
  • glass

Antonyms

  • inferior
  • side
  • bottom
  • flatter

Etymology

  • cranc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. crank

noun. ['ˈkræŋk'] a whimsically eccentric person.

Synonyms

  • eccentric person
  • flake
  • geek
  • oddball
  • crackpot
  • screwball
  • fruitcake
  • nut case
  • eccentric

Antonyms

  • stay
  • cheer
  • spread
  • practical

Etymology

  • cranc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. crank

verb. ['ˈkræŋk'] travel along a zigzag path.

Synonyms

  • zigzag
  • go
  • turn
  • locomote
  • travel

Antonyms

  • raise
  • pull
  • unwind
  • arrange

Etymology

  • cranc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. crank

adjective. ['ˈkræŋk'] (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail.

Synonyms

  • cranky
  • tippy
  • tender

Antonyms

  • linger
  • slow
  • fast
  • deceleration

Etymology

  • cranc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. crank

noun. ['ˈkræŋk'] a bad-tempered person.

Synonyms

  • crabby person
  • grouch
  • crab
  • hothead
  • churl
  • crosspatch
  • unpleasant person
  • disagreeable person
  • misanthrope
  • fire-eater
  • misanthropist

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • concentric
  • descend
  • recede

Etymology

  • cranc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. crank

verb. ['ˈkræŋk'] rotate with a crank.

Synonyms

  • rotate
  • circumvolve

Antonyms

  • rush
  • converge
  • enter

Etymology

  • cranc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. crank

verb. ['ˈkræŋk'] start by cranking.

Synonyms

  • start
  • start up

Antonyms

  • hop out
  • stand still
  • push

Etymology

  • cranc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. crank

verb. ['ˈkræŋk'] fasten with a crank.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • fasten

Antonyms

  • go
  • rise
  • precede

Etymology

  • cranc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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