"cranks" in the noun sense
1. grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatch
a bad-tempered person
2. crackpot, crank, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwball
a whimsically eccentric person
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
4. crank, starter
a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
"cranks" in the verb sense
1. zigzag, crank
travel along a zigzag path
"The river zigzags through the countryside"
2. crank, crank up
start by cranking
"crank up the engine"
3. crank, crank up
rotate with a crank
fasten with a crank
bend into the shape of a crank
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