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There are 14 meanings of the word Crank.

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Crank - as a noun

A bad-tempered person

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disagreeable personunpleasant person
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A whimsically eccentric person

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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

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chalk14chicken feeddeoxyephedrineglass6ice5methamphetamine29methamphetamine hydrochloridemethedrine16shabutrash8

A hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

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hand tool
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Crank - as an adjective satellite

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

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Crank - as a verb

Travel along a zigzag path

Example: "The river zigzags through the countryside"

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Start by cranking

Example: "Crank up the engine"

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crank up

Rotate with a crank

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crank up

Fasten with a crank

Bend into the shape of a crank

Crank - as an adjective

Strange, weird, odd.

Sick; unwell

(of a ship) liable to capsize because of poorly stowed cargo or insufficient ballast.

Full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated.

Example Sentences

"I need a crank to start the engine."
"She turned the crank and the music box played a beautiful melody."
"He used a crank to open the window."
"The old-fashioned hand drill requires a crank to operate."
"The fishermen lowered the crank to pull up the heavy fishing net."
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Word Game Points

Is CRANK a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, crank is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

CRANK has a SCRABBLE points total of 11.

Is CRANK a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, crank is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
CRANK has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 13.

Is CRANK a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, crank is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
CRANK has a WORDFEUD points total of 12.

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