There are 2 translations of crank in Spanish:

crank1

Pronunciation: /kræŋk/

n

  • 2 [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 (eccentric) maniático, (m,f), raro, (m,f) 2.2 (bad-tempered person) (American English/inglés norteamericano) cascarrabias (masculine and feminine)
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    • In fact, he became the worst crank and complainer I have ever seen even to the point of letting his temper erupt in public.
    • And everybody - save for a few old lefty cranks like me - will be content.
    • Maybe I'm some old crank complaining about hills and snow and how kids should take more cod liver these days.
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    • I've also been labelled the ‘eccentric crank of Eldwick’ by a party with an equally cranky name.
    • Their achievement is to have overcome being labelled cranks to make a real impact on the crucial environmental debate.
    • The consumption of sugar still goes up despite all the fanatical attacks from health cranks.

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Word of the day reubicar
vt
to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.

There are 2 translations of crank in Spanish:

crank2

vt

  • [car] (hacer*) arrancar* con la manivela
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    • Imagine your commanders surprise when you crank up the engine and hover over the Garage!
    • Otherwise, we would still be running steam engines and have to crank up our car to start it every morning.
    • ‘Later,’ he replied as he watched her climb into her small black 2000 Volkswagen Beetle and cranked the engine.
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    • I longingly imagined the downstairs bathroom: an old woman cranking the handle of the paper towel dispenser.
    • He would crank the handle at varying rates of speed.
    • You can recharge the Coleman Sentinel in any household outlet, or when the power is out, just crank the handle.

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Word of the day reubicar
vt
to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.