crank

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. handle, winder, key; quirk; eccentric, oddball, fanatic, grouch (inf.), crab, crackpot (sl.), screwball (sl.), nut (sl.). —v. crank up, start; wind, turn, twist. See unconformity, rotation, elevation.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A device for revolving a shaft]
Syn. arm, lever, handle, brace, bracket, turning device, elbow, bend; see also arm 2 , handle 1 .
2. [*A person with an obsession]
Syn. eccentric, fanatic, monomaniac, crackpot*; see character 4 , zealot .
3. [*An ill-natured person]
Syn. misanthrope, complainer, curmudgeon; see grouch .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
eccentric, *crackpot, character, *nut.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Informal. A person who habitually complains or grumbles: complainer, crab, faultfinder, grouch, growler, grumbler, grump, murmurer, mutterer, whiner. Informal: griper, grouser. Slang: bellyacher, sorehead, sourpuss. See HAPPY. 2. Informal. A person regarded as strange, eccentric, or crazy: crackpot, crazy, eccentric, lunatic. Informal: loon, loony. Slang: cuckoo, ding-a-ling, dingbat, kook, nut, screwball, weirdie, weirdo. See WISE.

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