Synonyms for crank

Synonyms for (noun) crank

Synonyms: crank, starter

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

Similar words: hand tool

Definition: a tool used with workers' hands


Synonyms: trash, meth, methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, chalk, chicken feed, shabu, crank, deoxyephedrine, glass, ice

Definition: 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

Similar words: pep pill, speed, amphetamine, upper

Definition: a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression


Similar words: controlled substance

Definition: a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law


Synonyms: crackpot, crank, screwball, fruitcake, nut, nut case

Definition: a whimsically eccentric person

Similar words: eccentric, eccentric person, geek, flake, oddball

Definition: a person with an unusual or odd personality


Synonyms: grouch, grump, churl, crank, crosspatch

Definition: a bad-tempered person

Similar words: unpleasant person, disagreeable person

Definition: a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

Synonyms for (verb) crank

Synonyms: crank

Definition: bend into the shape of a crank

Similar words: turn, twist, bend, flex, deform

Definition: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

Usage: bend the rod; twist the dough into a braid; the strong man could turn an iron bar


Synonyms: crank

Definition: fasten with a crank

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure

Definition: cause to be firmly attached

Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man


Synonyms: crank, crank up

Definition: rotate with a crank

Similar words: rotate, circumvolve

Definition: cause to turn on an axis or center

Usage: Rotate the handle


Synonyms: crank, crank up

Definition: start by cranking

Usage: crank up the engine

Similar words: start, start up

Definition: get going or set in motion

Usage: We simply could not start the engine; start up the computer


Synonyms: crank, zigzag

Definition: travel along a zigzag path

Usage: The river zigzags through the countryside

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast

Synonyms for (adjective) crank

Synonyms: crank, cranky, tippy, tender

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

Similar words: unstable

Definition: lacking stability or fixity or firmness

Usage: unstable political conditions; the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind; an unstable world economy