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Related to crank: crank up
v. cranked, cranking, cranks
a. To start or operate (an engine, for example) by or as if by turning a handle.
b. To move or operate (a window, for example) by or as if by turning a handle.
2. To make into the shape of a crank; bend.
3. To provide with a handle that is used in turning.
1. To turn a handle.
2. To wind in a zigzagging course.
Of, being, or produced by an eccentric person: a crank letter; a crank phone call.
Science Maverick theorist. Crank is to a scientist what quack is to a doctor and shyster is to a lawyer
A slang term for methamphetamine hydrochloride.