Meaning of CRANE in English

CRANE

transcription, транскрипция: [ kreɪn ]

( cranes, craning, craned)

1.

A crane is a large machine that moves heavy things by lifting them in the air.

The little prefabricated hut was lifted away by a huge crane.

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2.

A crane is a kind of large bird with a long neck and long legs.

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3.

If you crane your neck or head, you stretch your neck in a particular direction in order to see or hear something better.

She craned her neck to get a better view...

Children craned to get close to him...

She craned forward to look at me.

VERB : V n , V to-inf , V adv / prep

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