Meaning of CRANK in English

CRANK

transcription, транскрипция: [ kræŋk ]

( cranks, cranking, cranked)

1.

If you call someone a crank , you think their ideas or behaviour are strange. ( INFORMAL )

The Prime Minister called Councillor Marshall ‘a crank’...

N-COUNT [ disapproval ]

2.

A crank is a device that you turn in order to make something move.

N-COUNT

3.

If you crank an engine or machine, you make it move or function, especially by turning a handle.

The chauffeur got out to crank the motor.

VERB : V n

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