Meaning of CRANE in English

CRANE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

crane fly

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

operator

When the end of the column was over the steel baseplate, the crane operator lowered it slowly into position.

■ VERB

lift

On completion of this operation, the assembly was lifted by overhead crane and placed in the inverted position of carriers.

The lumber collected behind a boom, from which it was lifted by crane into the maw of the mill.

The cage was lifted up by the crane and stopped when we were 160 feet above the ground.

A huge lifting crane that hefted cylinders of red-hot steel and moved them around the mill invited whispered superlatives.

use

At least today's timber frame builders can use a crane to haul the weighty beams into place.

It had been two years since any workman had used the cranes or climbed the scaffolding.

The next day they decided to use a different crane and the chains were removed.

Rescuers were met with a chaotic scene and crews had to use cranes to pry open the twisted cars.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A heron or crane had been made out of solid bronze by an artist commissioned by the cultural society.

A little way off, under the clouds, I could see cranes moving.

Lane blocked: Rush hour traffic in east Middlesbrough was blocked yesterday due to a broken down crane .

Llangollen Railway staff at work re-railing the breakdown crane and repairing the Permanent Way following the derailment at Glyndyfrdwy.

The Bidston Dock cranes have been a Birkenhead landmark for many years.

When the end of the column was over the steel baseplate, the crane operator lowered it slowly into position.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

forward

Mungo craned forward , turning the side of his face to the rain.

His pulse quickened as he craned forward for a better view.

■ NOUN

head

Most of the young, rather shabbily dressed people in the pub shouted over it or craned their heads closer to hear.

The old man craned his head to catch a drift of the conversation.

Willie craned his head over the counter and watched him measuring and cutting two rolls of grey and navy flannel.

My companion, Ray Ward, craned his head out the window and grinned.

neck

The rest of the audience cranes its collective neck to spot the guilty party.

By craning his neck , Gao Yang caught a glimpse of sky through a fork in the branches.

They stood in a tight bunch and craned their necks to see what was causing the commotion.

I say, craning my neck from the corner.

One reaches over my shoulder and cranes his neck so that he can look at himself in the mirror.

Grover craned his solid neck up, then down.

Bernice craned her neck , trying to catch the barely-audible echoes before they faded.

I craned my neck to look for my parents.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Most of the young, rather shabbily dressed people in the pub shouted over it or craned their heads closer to hear.

On the second floor of London's Dorchester Hotel, people crane like meerkats for a better view.

Others thus jammed beside her were shouting questions to those before them, and craning to peer over their heads.

Sandal-shod farmers stand quietly in the golden evening light or crane their necks for a look at the speakers.

The steel support beam had to be craned in; the crew was waiting for the crane.

They had been craning over the gallery, safe out of reach, so free to stare.

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