There are 2 translations of crank in Spanish:

crank1

Pronunciation: /kræŋk/

n

  • 2 [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 (eccentric) maniático, -ca (m,f), raro, -ra (m,f) 2.2 (bad-tempered person) (AmE) cascarrabias (mf)
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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 aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

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 aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.