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crane

noun [C]  us   /kreɪn/

crane noun [C] (MACHINE)

a large machine with a long, movable part to which is fixed cables (= strong wires) for lifting and moving heavy objects

crane noun [C] (BIRD)

a large water bird with long, thin legs and a long neck

crane

verb [I/T]  us   /kreɪn/

crane verb [I/T] (STRETCH)

to stretch in order to look at something: [I/T] We were all craning (our necks) to get a glimpse of the movie star.
Translations of “crane”
in Arabic رافِعة…
in Korean 기중기, 크레인…
in Malaysian kren…
in French grue…
in Turkish vinç, turna…
in Italian gru…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器, 起重機,吊車…
in Russian подъемный кран, журавль…
in Polish dźwig, żuraw…
in Vietnamese cần cẩu…
in Spanish grúa…
in Portuguese guindaste…
in Thai ปั้นจั่นยกของหนัก…
in German der Kran…
in Catalan grua…
in Japanese クレーン…
in Indonesian derek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器, 起重机,吊车…
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