crank
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crank(
kreyngk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mechanics)
a. la manivela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(on a wheel)
The knife grinder turned the crank and pressed the blade to the stone.El afilador giró la manivela y apretó la navaja a la piedra.
b. el cigüeñal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(in an engine)
The stroke of the pistons must be coordinated with the movement of the crank.El tiempo de los pistones se debe coordinar con el movimiento del cigüeñal.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(grouch)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cascarrabias
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la cascarrabias
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Careful! That old crank'll throw his newspaper at you if you walk onto his lawn.¡Cuidado! Ese viejo cascarrabias te tirará el periódico si pisas su pasto.
3. (strange person) (United Kingdom)
a. el excéntrico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la excéntrica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our neighbor's quite a crank, but he's a nice enough chap, I suppose.Nuestro vecino es todo un excéntrico, pero supongo que es un tipo bastante simpático.
b. el rarito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la rarita
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The lady who owns the shop has a great selection, though she's a bit of a crank.La dueña de la tienda tiene una selección buenísima aunque es una rarita.
4.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(methamphetamine)
a. el crank
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Liam was really tweaking out on that crank he scored.Liam se estaba volviendo loco con ese crank que consiguió.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to raise to a high volume)
a. subir a todo volumen
We turned off the lights and cranked the music, and that's when the party really started.Apagamos las luces y subimos la música a todo volumen, y así fue que comenzó la fiesta de verdad.
6. (to manually start)
a. hacer arrancar con la manivela
There's no key for this antique car. You have to crank it.No hay llave para este carro antiguo. Hay que hacerle arrancar con la manivela.
7. (to turn)
a. dar vuelta a
Crank the socket wrench a few more times to make sure it's tight.Dale unas vueltas más a la llave de carraca para asegurar que está apretado.
b. girar
Crank the winch on the trailer until there's enough slack for the line to reach the boat.Gira el cabrestante del remolque hasta que el cabo esté lo suficiente suelto para alcanzar el barco.
c. arrancar (engine)
The engine's a little cold. I had to crank it a few times.El motor está algo frío. Tuve que arrancarlo varias veces.
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crank
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a. el rarito(a) m,f, maniático(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la rarito(a) m,f, maniático(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(eccentric)
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crank [kræŋk]
noun
(Téc) manivela (f); manubrio (m)
transitive verb
(also crank up) [+engine] hacer arrancar con la manivela;
crank [kræŋk]
noun
(eccentric person) excéntricoaexcéntrica (m) (f);a excéntrica (US) (bad-tempered person) ogro (informal) (m); cascarrabias (informal) (m);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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