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CRANK





Definition:

  1. [noun] a bad-tempered person
    Synonyms: grouch, grump, churl, crosspatch

  2. [noun] a whimsically eccentric person
    Synonyms: crackpot, nut, nut case, nutcase, fruitcake, screwball

  3. [noun] amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
    Synonyms: methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, glass, ice, shabu, trash

  4. [noun] a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
    Synonyms: starter

  5. [verb] travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside"
    Synonyms: zigzag

  6. [verb] start by cranking; "crank up the engine"
    Synonyms: up

  7. [verb] rotate with a crank
    Synonyms: up

  8. [verb] fasten with a crank

  9. [verb] bend into the shape of a crank

  10. [adjective] (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
    Synonyms: tender, tippy

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