crank out

verb
cranked out; cranking out; cranks out

Definition of crank out

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of crank out

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cranking%20out. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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