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  1. (colloquial) an ill-tempered or nasty person
Billy-Bob is a nasty, old ! He chased my cat away.
  1. 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.
  1. The act of converting power into motion, by turning a crankshaft.
Yes, a was all it needed to start.
  1. (slang) Methamphetamine.
Danny got abscesses from shooting all that bathtub .
  1. Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.
So many turning cranks these have, so many crooks. - Spenser.
  1. 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.
  1. (nautical) A ship which, because of insufficient or poorly stowed ballast or cargo, is in danger of overturning
    1. To turn a .
    Crank it up!
    He's been cranking all day and yet it refuses to .
    1. 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
    1. To act in a cranky manner; to behave unreasonably and irritably.
    Quit cranking about your spilt milk!
    1. To produce or present a desired object.
    Crank out the beer!
    1. (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
      Etymology: cranc

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