crank out


cranked out; cranking out; cranks out

transitive verb

: to produce especially in a mechanical manner
crank out a manuscript

Examples of crank out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, Fish and Dayton headed right back into the studio and cranked out the 12-song Death Wish Blues. Garret K. Woodward, Rolling Stone, 17 Sep. 2023 What makes this launch stand out from the array of celebrity beauty brands cranking out products left and right these days, is Dedivanovic’s intention and involvement not only with the formulation but also with us, the editors. Talia Gutierrez, Allure, 30 Aug. 2023 Volunteers also served generous slices of pie and ice cream, and a popcorn machine cranked out cups of the tasty treat -- all for free. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 21 Aug. 2023 While Sky’s German unit, which is believed to be up for sale, has put production on pause, Sky Italia is cranking out Italian originals through the platform’s Sky Studios unit at a steady pace, showing no signs of a slowdown. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 4 July 2023 In the synagogue’s deep, thick-walled cellars, classrooms and storage rooms were repurposed with cots and mattresses, and the kitchens cranked out hundreds of meals a day. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2023 Cowboys add a field goal After trading punts with the Jets, the Cowboys offense cranked out another long drive but had to settle for Brandon Aubrey field goal. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2023 Look, Tom Cruise keeps cranking out Mission: Impossible films, too. Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2023 Journalists cranked out articles about the ascendance of like-minded acts that favored acoustic instruments, and one writer called up Joie Manda, a longtime hip-hop executive who had then recently started a new gig at Interscope Records. Elias Leight, Billboard, 26 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crank out was in 1956

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“Crank out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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