e.g. The old man is a crank and yells at anyone who comes near his lawn.
e.g. He turned the crank and it lifted the gate to the city.
e.g. He would crank his way through the obstacle without any trouble.
e.g. They were bound to crank up the party after a few drinks.
e.g. She saw that her friend had crank and advised him to get rid of it.