To produce or make something, esp with mechanical precision and regularity: with the kind of junk the studios are cranking out (1950s+)
[krangk-uhp] /ˈkræŋkˌʌp/ noun 1. an act or instance of cranking up.
[krang-kee] /ˈkræŋ ki/ adjective, crankier, crankiest. 1. ill-tempered; grouchy; cross: I’m always cranky when I don’t get enough sleep. 2. eccentric; queer. 3. shaky; unsteady; out of order. 4. full of bends or windings; crooked. 5. British Dialect. sickly; in unsound or feeble condition; infirm. [krang-kee] /ˈkræŋ ki/ adjective, Nautical. 1. 2 (def 1). /ˈkræŋkɪ/ […]
[kran-mer] /ˈkræn mər/ noun 1. Thomas, 1489–1556, first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury: leader in the English Protestant Reformation in England. /ˈkrænmə/ noun 1. Thomas. 1489–1556, the first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury (1533–56) and principal author of the Book of Common Prayer. He was burnt as a heretic by Mary I
[kran-i-kin] /ˈkræn ɪ kɪn/ noun 1. a portable device for bending a crossbow.