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eccentric

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an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride

a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

travel along a zigzag path

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start by cranking

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rotate with a crank

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fasten with a crank

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bend into the shape of a crank

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

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He also notes that while automakers are talking about 42-v systems, some of these so-called "tuner" cars have a second battery installed just for cranking up the audio amps.
36: "A national business publication noted ...that 'Consumers who are cranking up their air conditioning may think electric companies are in store for a bonanza.'"
JIMMY Calderwood wants to celebrate his birthday by cranking up the pressure on Euro hopefuls Hearts.
* A national business publication noted this summer that "Consumers who are cranking up their air conditioning may think electric companies are in store for a bonanza."
Re-read the definition and you will doubtless agree that the sentence should say, "Consumers who are cranking up (air cons) may think a bonanza is in store for electric companies."