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cranks

noun
plural of crank

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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cranks

verb
present tense third-person singular of crank

Synonyms of cranks (Entry 2 of 2)

as in reels, winds

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“Cranks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cranks. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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