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Noun
A part of an axle or shaft bent out at right angles, for converting reciprocal to circular motion and vice versa
“The connecting rods connected directly to a crank on the rear axle.”
Noun
An eccentric person, especially one who is obsessed by a particular subject
“He was also in his time dismissed as a crank and a madman.”
Noun
An irritable and complaining person
“… he's always a crank until he has his morning coffee.”
Noun
A sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action
“… his endless and unpredictable cranks made spending time with him exhausting.”
Verb
“So when you awake to crank your engine on that early winter morning, expect your tires to be frozen to the ground.”
Adjective
Having or expressing feelings of joy or triumph
“… you shouldn't feel so crank, considering that you beat the worst softball team in the league.”
Adjective
Joyously unrestrained
“… folks around here are downright crank that a local boy won a gold medal in the Olympics.”
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