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Noun
Plural for 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
Plural for an eccentric or odd person
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“Opinions on the late doctor are divided between those who believe he was a bizarre crank and those who think of him as a pioneer.”
Noun
Plural for one who is obsessed with a particular subject
“His teacher believed he was a little bit lacking in the upper story, but a real crank for figures.”
Noun
Plural for someone who complains, typically incessantly and irritatingly
“Anyone less conspicuously erudite would no doubt be dismissed as an insufferable crank.”
Noun
Plural for a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior
Noun
Plural for hard drug
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Nut cases
Noun
Plural for the drug methamphetamine hydrochloride
Noun
Plural for a person who holds extreme political or religious views
Noun
Plural for 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
Noun
Plural for the part by which a thing is held, carried, or controlled
Verb
To activate or start, such as by turning a crankshaft
“So when you awake to crank your engine on that early winter morning, expect your tires to be frozen to the ground.”
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