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crank

adjective
chiefly dialect

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 having or expressing feelings of joy or triumph
  • you shouldn't feel so crank, considering that you beat the worst softball team in the league

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crank

noun

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1 a person of odd or whimsical habits
  • she's a bit of a crank, but still a good-hearted person

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2 an irritable and complaining person
  • he's always a crank until he has his morning coffee

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3 a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action
  • his endless and unpredictable cranks made spending time with him exhausting

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crank

verb

Synonyms of crank (Entry 3 of 3)

as in reel, wind

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The first known use of crank was in the 13th century

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“Crank.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/crank. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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