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Dictionary definition for: Crank

1. (n) a bad-tempered person

2. (v) travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside"

3. (s) (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

4. (n) a whimsically eccentric person

5. (v) start by cranking; "crank up the engine"

6. (n) amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

7. (v) rotate with a crank

8. (n) a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

9. (v) fasten with a crank

10. (v) bend into the shape of a crank

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