a person with strange or odd ideas
"The river zigzags through the countryside"
"crank up the engine"
Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles.
Things, which..Still serve to ballast, with convenient words, A few crank arguments for speeching lords.
Hard, tough, crank, gutt'ral, harsh, stiff names.
See how this river comes me cranking in, And cuts me from the best of all my land..a monstrous cantle out.
出自：1 Henry IV , Shakespeare
The car refused to start again...She cranked away until she was breathless.
出自： J. B. Priestley
The taxi-driver..got out of his seat and cranked up the engine.
出自： E. Waugh