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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Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.

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 mandíbula
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jaw …
Cultural fact of the day

Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.