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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
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“He was also in his time dismissed as a crank and a madman.”
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One who is obsessed by a particular subject
“His teacher believed he was a little bit lacking in the upper story, but a real crank for figures.”
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Someone who complains, typically incessantly and irritatingly
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A sudden desire or change of mind, especially one that is unusual or unexplained
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Hard drug
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A hauling or lifting device consisting of a rope or chain winding round a horizontal rotating drum, turned typically by a crank or by motor
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Nut case
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The drug methamphetamine hydrochloride
Noun
The part by which a thing is held, carried, or controlled
Verb
To turn the crankshaft of (an internal combustion engine) in order to start the engine
“So when you awake to crank your engine on that early winter morning, expect your tires to be frozen to the ground.”
Adjective
Feeling or expressing joy, jubilation, or triumph
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Adjective
Showing or characterized by great joy and energy
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