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Topic: MECHANICAL


crank

2 verb
     
crank2
TEM also crank up [transitive] to make something move by turning a crank:
Try cranking the engine.

crank something ↔ up

phrasal verb
to make the sound of something, especially music, louder:
We cranked up the volume.

crank something ↔ out

phrasal verb
to produce a lot of something very quickly:
He cranked out three novels last year.
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