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grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatch (noun)
a bad-tempered person
crackpot, crank, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwball (noun)
a whimsically eccentric person
methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trash (noun)
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
crank, starter (adj)
a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
crank, cranky, tender, tippy (verb)
(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
zigzag, crank (verb)
travel along a zigzag path
"The river zigzags through the countryside"
crank, crank up (verb)
start by cranking
"crank up the engine"
crank, crank up (verb)
rotate with a crank
fasten with a crank
bend into the shape of a crank
A bent piece of an axle, or shaft, or an arm attached at right angles to the end of a shaft or wheel, used to impart a circular action to a wheel or other mechanical device and create power; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion.
The act of converting power into motion, by turning a crankshaft.
Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.
An ill-tempered or nasty person
A person who is considered strange or odd by others. They may behave in unconventional ways.
A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.
A ship which, because of insufficient or poorly stowed ballast or cargo, is in danger of overturning.
To turn a crank.
To cause to spin via other means, as though turned by a crank.
To act in a cranky manner; to behave unreasonably and irritably, especially through complaining.
To produce or present a desired object.
To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn.
Strange, weird, odd.
Crank is a 2006 American action film written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and starring Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez and Dwight Yoakam. The plot centers on a British hitman in Los Angeles named Chev Chelios who is poisoned and must keep his adrenaline flowing constantly in order to keep himself alive, and in so doing causes mayhem, gets into fights with other gangsters, has altercations with the police, and takes numerous drugs. The title of the film comes from the slang word for methamphetamine. Produced and distributed by Lakeshore Entertainment and Lions Gate Films, it was released in the United States on September 1, 2006 in 2,515 theaters. The film was generally well received.