- (colloquial) an ill-tempered or nasty person
- Billy-Bob is a nasty, old ! He chased my cat away.
- A bent piece of an axle, or shaft, or an arm attached at right angles to the end of a shaft or wheel, used to impart a circular action to a wheel or other mechanical device and create power; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion.
- Use the on the motorcycle and go for a ride.
- The act of converting power into motion, by turning a crankshaft.
- Yes, a was all it needed to start.
- (slang) Methamphetamine.
- Danny got abscesses from shooting all that bathtub .
- Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.
- So many turning cranks these have, so many crooks. - Spenser.
- A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.
- Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles. - Milton.
- (nautical) A ship which, because of insufficient or poorly stowed ballast or cargo, is in danger of overturning
- To turn a .
- Crank it up!
- He's been cranking all day and yet it refuses to .
- To cause to spin via other means, as though turned by a crank
- I turn the key and the engine; yet it doesn't turn over
- To act in a cranky manner; to behave unreasonably and irritably.
- Quit cranking about your spilt milk!
- To produce or present a desired object.
- Crank out the beer!
- (intransitive, dated) To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn.
- See how this river comes me cranking in. - w:Shakespeare, Shakespeare
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