Synonyms of crank in English

: crank1crank2

crank1


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verb

1‘you two crank the engine by hand’

SYNONYMS

start, turn, turn over, get going


noun

1‘even light pressure on the crank will turn the shaft’

SYNONYMS

lever, arm, bar, pedal


Synonyms of crank in English

: crank1crank2

crank2


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noun

1‘I was treated like a crank by the so-called experts’

SYNONYMS

eccentric, oddity, odd fellow, unorthodox person, individualist, nonconformist, free spirit, bohemian, maverick, deviant, pervert, misfit, hippy, dropout

madman, madwoman, lunatic, psychotic

fanatic, fan, zealot, addict, enthusiast, devotee, aficionado

informal oddball, odd fish, queer fish, freak, character, weirdie, weirdo, crackpot, loony, nut, nutter, nutcase, nutjob, cuckoo, head case, sicko, perv, fiend, maniac, buff, -head, a great one for

British informal one-off, odd bod

Scottish informal radge

North American informal wacko, wack, screwball, kook, geek, jock

US informal wing nut, wackadoo, wackadoodle

NZ Australian informal dingbat

informal, dated case


Phrases

    crank something up

      ‘they aim to crank up production capacity by the addition of a new factory’

      SYNONYMS

      increase, make larger, make bigger, make greater, add to, augment, build up, enlarge, expand, extend, raise, multiply, elevate, swell, inflate

      magnify, intensify, amplify, heighten, escalate

      worsen, make worse, exacerbate, aggravate, compound, reinforce

      improve, make better, boost, ameliorate, enhance, upgrade

      informal

      up, jack up, hike up, hike, bump up, step up