1. grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatch, unpleasant person, disagreeable person

usage: a bad-tempered person

2. crackpot, crank, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwball, eccentric, eccentric person, flake, oddball, geek

usage: a whimsically eccentric person

3. methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trash, amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed, controlled substance

usage: 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, hand tool

usage: a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle


1. zigzag, crank, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside"

2. crank, crank up, start, start up

usage: start by cranking; "crank up the engine"

3. crank, crank up, rotate, circumvolve

usage: rotate with a crank

4. crank, fasten, fix, secure

usage: fasten with a crank

5. crank, flex, bend, deform, twist, turn

usage: bend into the shape of a crank


1. crank, cranky, tender, tippy, unstable (vs. stable)

usage: (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

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