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crane

crane

 
pronunciation:
kreIn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tall wading bird with long legs and a long neck and bill. A whooping crane is one kind of crane.
 
definition 2: a machine with a tall arm that can move up and down or around in a circle to lift and move heavy objects.
The workers used a crane to lift cement blocks onto the truck.
 
similar words:
lift
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: craned, cranes, craning
definition: to stretch up or out in order to see something.
I craned my neck to see over the crowd.
derivation: cranelike (adj.)
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