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Methamphetamine vs. Crank

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Methamphetaminenoun

A highly addictive phenethylamine stimulant drug, similar to cocaine. Its systematic (IUPAC) name is (S)-N-methyl-1-phenylpropan-2-amine.

Crankadjective

(slang) strange, weird, odd

Methamphetaminenoun

amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

Crankadjective

sick; unwell; infirm

Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine (contracted from N-methylamphetamine) is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is mainly used as a recreational drug and less commonly as a second-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity. Methamphetamine was discovered in 1893 and exists as two enantiomers: levo-methamphetamine and dextro-methamphetamine.

Crankadjective

Liable to capsize because of poorly stowed cargo or insufficient ballast.

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Crankadjective

Full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated.

Cranknoun

A bent piece of an axle or shaft, or an attached arm perpendicular, or nearly so, to the end of a shaft or wheel, used to impart a rotation to a wheel or other mechanical device; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion.

‘I grind my coffee by hand with a coffee grinder with a crank handle.’;

Cranknoun

The act of converting power into motion, by turning a crankshaft.

‘Yes, a crank was all it needed to start.’;

Cranknoun

(archaic) Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.

Cranknoun

(informal) An ill-tempered or nasty person

‘Billy-Bob is a nasty old crank! He chased my cat away.’;

Cranknoun

A twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet; also, a fit of temper or passion.

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Cranknoun

A person who is considered strange or odd by others. They may behave in unconventional ways.

‘John is a crank because he talks to himself.’;

Cranknoun

(informal) An advocate of a pseudoscience movement.

‘That crank next door thinks he’s created cold fusion in his garage.’;

Cranknoun

synonym of methamphetamine.

‘Danny got abscesses from shooting all that bathtub crank.’;

Cranknoun

(rare) A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.

Cranknoun

(obsolete) A sick person; an invalid.

Cranknoun

(slang) penis.

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Crankverb

(transitive) To turn by means of a crank.

‘Motorists had to crank their engine by hand.’;

Crankverb

(intransitive) To turn a crank.

‘He's been cranking all day and yet it refuses to crank.’;

Crankverb

To turn.

‘He's been cranking all day and yet it refuses to crank.’;

Crankverb

(transitive) To cause to spin via other means, as though turned by a crank.

‘I turn the key and crank the engine; yet it doesn't turn over’; ‘Crank it up!’;

Crankverb

(intransitive) To act in a cranky manner; to behave unreasonably and irritably, especially through complaining.

‘Quit cranking about your spilt milk!’;

Crankverb

(intransitive) To be running at a high level of output or effort.

‘By one hour into the shift, the boys were really cranking.’;

Crankverb

To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn.

Cranknoun

A bent portion of an axle, or shaft, or an arm keyed at right angles to the end of a shaft, by which motion is imparted to or received from it; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion. See Bell crank.

Cranknoun

Any bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage.

‘So many turning cranks these have, so many crooks.’;

Cranknoun

A twist or turn in speech; a conceit consisting in a change of the form or meaning of a word.

‘Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles.’;

Cranknoun

A twist or turn of the mind; caprice; whim; crotchet; also, a fit of temper or passion.

‘Violent of temper; subject to sudden cranks.’;

Cranknoun

A person full of crotchets; one given to fantastic or impracticable projects; one whose judgment is perverted in respect to a particular matter.

Cranknoun

A sick person; an invalid.

‘Thou art a counterfeit crank, a cheater.’;

Crankadjective

Sick; infirm.

Crankadjective

Liable to careen or be overset, as a ship when she is too narrow, or has not sufficient ballast, or is loaded too high, to carry full sail.

Crankadjective

Full of spirit; brisk; lively; sprightly; overconfident; opinionated.

‘He who was, a little before, bedrid, . . . was now crank and lusty.’; ‘If you strong electioners did not think you were among the elect, you would not be so crank about it.’;

Crankverb

To run with a winding course; to double; to crook; to wind and turn.

‘See how this river comes me cranking in.’;

Cranknoun

a bad-tempered person

Cranknoun

a whimsically eccentric person

Cranknoun

amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

Cranknoun

a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

Crankverb

travel along a zigzag path;

‘The river zigzags through the countryside’;

Crankverb

start by cranking;

‘crank up the engine’;

Crankverb

rotate with a crank

Crankverb

fasten with a crank

Crankverb

bend into the shape of a crank

Crankadjective

(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

Crankverb

turn the crankshaft of (an internal combustion engine) in order to start the engine

‘the starter motor struggled to crank the engine’; ‘move the pitch lever into the normal range and crank up the engine’;

Crankverb

turn (a handle) in order to start an engine

‘the generators roared into life when he cranked the handle’;

Crankverb

increase the intensity of something

‘the volume is cranked up a notch’;

Crankverb

produce something regularly and routinely

‘an army of researchers cranked out worthy studies’;

Crankverb

give a bend to (a shaft, bar, etc.)

‘paddle styles also vary—long, short, cranked, etc.’;

Crankverb

inject a narcotic drug

‘he's been cranking up on smack’;

Cranknoun

a part of an axle or shaft bent out at right angles, for converting reciprocal to circular motion and vice versa

‘a long con rod which acts as a longer lever on the crank’;

Cranknoun

the drug methamphetamine.

Cranknoun

an eccentric person, especially one who is obsessed by a particular subject

‘I am used to getting crank calls from conspiracy theorists’; ‘when he first started to air his views, they labelled him a crank’;

Cranknoun

a bad-tempered person.

Cranknoun

a fanciful turn of speech.

Crankadjective

(of a sailing ship) liable to heel over.

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