Definition of Crank up

1. Verb. Start by cranking. "These cars won't crank up "; "Crank up the engine"

Exact synonyms: Crank
Generic synonyms: Start, Start Up



2. Verb. Rotate with a crank.
Exact synonyms: Crank
Generic synonyms: Circumvolve, Rotate
Derivative terms: Crank

Definition of Crank up

1. Verb. To start something mechanical, an act that often used to involve cranking. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To increase, as the volume, power or energy of something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crank Up

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cranium cerebrale
cranium viscerale
craniums
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crank up (current term)
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Literary usage of Crank up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"There is evidence, sufficient to go to the Jury that when the defendant began to "crank up," the animals manifested fright, and that defendant, ..."

2. Spontaneous and Supervised Play in Childhood by Alice Corbin Sies (1922)
"Soon he was seen to jump out to crank up the machine; his little body moved rhythmically up and down as he performed this imaginary work. ..."

3. Hand-book of Modern Steam Fire-engines: Including the Running, Care and by Stephen Roper (1897)
"... is to place a spirit-level on the top or bottom of the strap of the connecting-rod, and move the crank up or down until the centre is found. ..."

4. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"Hold the priming ring out with the left hand, and pall the start ing crank up quickly. The crank should be kept pushed in, while the handle is being pulled ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"There is evidence, sufficient to go to the Jury that when the defendant began to "crank up," the animals manifested fright, and that defendant, ..."

6. Spontaneous and Supervised Play in Childhood by Alice Corbin Sies (1922)
"Soon he was seen to jump out to crank up the machine; his little body moved rhythmically up and down as he performed this imaginary work. ..."

7. Hand-book of Modern Steam Fire-engines: Including the Running, Care and by Stephen Roper (1897)
"... is to place a spirit-level on the top or bottom of the strap of the connecting-rod, and move the crank up or down until the centre is found. ..."

8. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"Hold the priming ring out with the left hand, and pall the start ing crank up quickly. The crank should be kept pushed in, while the handle is being pulled ..."

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