Dictionary Results for crank


1. crank - noun

· a bad-tempered person

Synonym(s): grouch, grump, churl, crosspatch

Hypernym(s): unpleasant_person, disagreeable_person




2. crank - noun

· a whimsically eccentric person

Synonym(s): crackpot, nut, nut_case, fruitcake, screwball

Hypernym(s): eccentric, eccentric_person, flake, oddball, geek




3. crank - 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

Synonym(s): methamphetamine, methamphetamine_hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken_feed, glass, ice, shabu, trash

Hypernym(s): amphetamine, pep_pill, upper, speed, controlled_substance




4. crank - noun

· a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

Synonym(s): starter

Hypernym(s): hand_tool




5. crank - verb

· travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside"

Synonym(s): zigzag

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




6. crank - verb

· start by cranking; "crank up the engine"

Synonym(s): crank_up

Hypernym(s): start, start_up




7. crank - verb

· rotate with a crank

Synonym(s): crank_up

Hypernym(s): rotate, circumvolve




8. crank - verb

· fasten with a crank

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure




9. crank - verb

· bend into the shape of a crank

Hypernym(s): flex, bend, deform, twist, turn




10. crank - adjective

· (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

Synonym(s): cranky, tender, tippy





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