Meaning of CRANK in English

CRANK

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a crank call (= made by someone you do not know, as a joke or to annoy you )

The heavy breathing sounded like a crank call.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

call

Anyone who dares defend this breakthrough speaks in hushed tones, fearing crank calls and canceled grants.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Call me a crank , but I think the world was a lot better before mobile phones came along.

Vegetarians were once regarded as cranks.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Alternatively, the loan of a Proctor flap crank would enable Q6-sized versions to be fabricated.

Handles and cranks, architectural facades, and pump housings were cast-iron.

He is prepared for sceptics who think he's a crank .

In addition, Los Angeles has always demonstrated a remarkably high tolerance for spiritual innovators, political cranks, and religious eccentrics.

Many people are unaware of the recall because the bikes can work perfectly before the crank suddenly breaks off.

The reason this cumbersome arrangement was used was because the simple crank had already been patented in 1780.

This was a simple affair worked by one-man-power, just the turning of a large crank .

You had to be a crank to insist on being right.

II. verb

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■ ADVERB

out

One thousand years ago the Mayans were cranking out codices not dissimilar to today's illustrations.

The creative-writing industry is cranking out reams of stuff that nobody in his or her right mind would ever want to read.

But even without the construction project, she'd still struggle to crank out prose.

The consequence is likely to be a House less inclined to ideological combat and more given to cranking out compromises with Clinton.

Zimmermann says his unit can accommodate bass frequencies and crank out volume levels exceeding 100 decibels.

up

When the cold weather kicks in, it's all too easy to crank up the central heating to escape the cold.

Bringing me glasses of cold nectar is what they would do, and cranking up the air conditioner.

Intoxicated by his success and the enthusiasm of his adoring crowds, he cranked up his rhetoric and piled on the symbolism.

Adding a baby to the mix will surely crank up the stress.

She could hear the clatter of iron shutters being cranked up over at the amusement arcades.

That means cranking up right now.

Get the volume cranked up , then the crowd roar as they step out ... awesome.

With Election Day less than six weeks away, both sides cranked up their television campaigns this past week.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

They had it cranked up pretty loud.

You crank the engine while I try to connect these wires.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Bringing me glasses of cold nectar is what they would do, and cranking up the air conditioner.

His light is not just a depiction of nature, but nature with the volume cranked up very loud.

My sisters cranked thoughts like Univacs.

She pushed a button, cranking the bed to a more upright position.

Tam cranked up the top wire and tied it off at the post.

That means cranking up right now.

The 1. 8T Quattro would crank just fine, seemingly ready to roll.

The door behind her cranked open.

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