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    crank - Dictionary definition and meaning for word crank

    Definition
    (noun) a bad-tempered person
    Synonyms : churl , crosspatch , grouch , grump
    Definition
    (noun) a whimsically eccentric person
    Synonyms : crackpot , fruitcake , nut , nut case , screwball
    Definition
    (noun) an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant Definition
    (noun) a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
    Synonyms : starter
    Definition
    (verb) travel along a zigzag path
    Synonyms : zigzag
    Example Sentence
    • The river zigzags through the countryside
    Definition
    (verb) start by cranking
    Synonyms : crank up
    Example Sentence
    • crank up the engine
    Definition
    (verb) rotate with a crank
    Synonyms : crank up
    Definition
    (verb) fasten with a crank Definition
    (verb) bend into the shape of a crank Definition
    (adj) (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
    Synonyms : cranky , tender , tippy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for crank

sound like CRACK (person)

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