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crane

noun [C] uk   /kreɪn/ us  

crane noun [C] (MACHINE)

a tall metal structure with a long horizontal part, used for lifting and moving heavy objects: The crane lifted the container off the ship.Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores

crane noun [C] (BIRD)

a tall bird with long, thin legs and a long neckBirds which live by or on inland water

crane

verb [I usually + adv/prep, T] uk   /kreɪn/ us  
to stretch in order to look at something: He craned forward to see the procession. Mike was craning his neck to get the first glimpse of the car.Stretching the body
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