Crank and Freak


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Crank noun – A person of odd or whimsical habits.
Usage example: she's a bit of a crank, but still a good-hearted person

Freak is a synonym for crank in eccentric topic. In some cases you can use "Freak" instead a noun "Crank", when it comes to topics like oddball. informal substitute
Nearby Words: cranked, cranking
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Freak noun – A person, thing, or event that is far from normal.
Usage example: that snowstorm in April was a freak, since our weather is usually much balmier by then

Crank is a synonym for freak in weirdo or weirdie topic. You can use "Crank" instead a noun "Freak". popular alternative
Nearby Words: freakish, freaky, freaked, freaking, freakishly
Synonyms for Freak

How words are described

old old crank old freak
antisocial antisocial crank antisocial freak

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Don't Go in the House Manchild: After discovering his mother's body, Donny, after the initial freak out, proceeds to crank up his music, bounce on the furniture, light up some cigarettes, and put them out on his mother's statuettes.
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