crank
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crank(
kreyngk
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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)
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)
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).
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).
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).
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).
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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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