crank out
transitive verb Date: 1956 to produce especially in a mechanical manner <
crank out a manuscript
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • crank out — (something) to produce something continually, like a machine. He regularly cranks out one movie a year and hasn t shown any signs of slowing down …   New idioms dictionary

  • crank out — verb produce in a routine or monotonous manner We have to crank out publications in order to receive funding • Syn: ↑grind out • Hypernyms: ↑produce, ↑bring forth • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • crank out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms crank out : present tense I/you/we/they crank out he/she/it cranks out present participle cranking out past tense cranked out past participle cranked out informal to produce things in large numbers without… …   English dictionary

  • crank out — make, write, manufacture    Can you crank out a few jokes for our school newspaper? …   English idioms

  • crank out — PHRASAL VERB (disapproval) If you say that a company or person cranks out a quantity of similar things, you mean they produce them quickly, in the same way, and are usually implying that the things are not original or are of poor quality.… …   English dictionary

  • crank out — verb To produce in large volumes mechanically or as if by machine. The teenager spent hours cranking out volumes of bad poetry …   Wiktionary

  • Crank out — sing, perform, or play music loudly …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • crank out — Australian Slang sing, perform, or play music loudly …   English dialects glossary

  • crank out something — crank out (something) to produce something continually, like a machine. He regularly cranks out one movie a year and hasn t shown any signs of slowing down …   New idioms dictionary

  • crank — crank1 [kraŋk] n. [ME < OE cranc , as in crancstæf, yarn comb, CRINGE, CRINKLE: basic sense “something twisted”: for IE base see CRADLE] 1. a handle or arm bent at right angles and connected to a shaft of a machine, used to transmit motion or… …   English World dictionary

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