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English adjective: crank

1. crank (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail


Synonymscranky, tender, tippy


Similarunstable


Domain categoryboat


Antonymsstable


English noun: crank

1. crank (person) a bad-tempered person


Synonymschurl, crosspatch, grouch, grump


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person


Narrower (hyponym)crab, crabby person, fire-eater, hothead, misanthrope, misanthropist

2. crank (person) a whimsically eccentric person


Synonymscrackpot, fruitcake, nut, nut case, screwball


Broader (hypernym)eccentric, eccentric person, flake, geek, oddball

3. crank (artifact) 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


Synonymschalk, chicken feed, deoxyephedrine, glass, ice, meth, methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, shabu, trash


Broader (hypernym)amphetamine, controlled substance, pep pill, speed, upper

4. crank (artifact) a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle


Synonymsstarter


Broader (hypernym)hand tool


Narrower (hyponym)crank handle, starting handle


English verb: crank

1. crank (motion) travel along a zigzag path


SamplesThe river zigzags through the countryside.


Synonymszigzag


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Entailturn

2. crank (motion) start by cranking


SamplesCrank up the engine.


ExamplesThese cars won't crank


Synonymscrank up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)start, start up

3. crank (contact) rotate with a crank


Synonymscrank up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)circumvolve, rotate

4. crank (contact) fasten with a crank


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

5. crank (contact) bend into the shape of a crank


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bend, deform, flex, turn, twist









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