Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun crank

4 senses of crank

Sense 1
grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatch -- (a bad-tempered person)
       => unpleasant person, disagreeable person -- (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Sense 2
crackpot, crank, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwball -- (a whimsically eccentric person)
       => eccentric, eccentric person, flake, oddball, geek -- (a person with an unusual or odd personality)

Sense 3
methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trash -- (an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant)
       => amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed -- (a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression)
       => controlled substance -- (a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law)

Sense 4
crank, starter -- (a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle)
       => hand tool -- (a tool used with workers' hands)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb crank

5 senses of crank

Sense 1
zigzag, crank -- (travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
crank, crank up -- (start by cranking; "crank up the engine")
       => start, start up -- (get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer")

Sense 3
crank, crank up -- (rotate with a crank)
       => rotate, circumvolve -- (cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle")

Sense 4
crank -- (fasten with a crank)
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 5
crank -- (bend into the shape of a crank)
       => flex, bend, deform, twist, turn -- (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar")

Antonyms of adj crank

1 sense of crank

Sense 1
crank, cranky, tender, tippy -- ((used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail)

INDIRECT (VIA unstable) -> stable -- (resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices")

Similarity of adj crank

1 sense of crank

Sense 1
crank, cranky, tender, tippy -- ((used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail)
       => unstable (vs. stable) -- (lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy")

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