Definition of 'crane'
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Huge cranes hang over a scarred landscape that is protected by guards. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They needed cranes to get his body out of his house. The Sun (2016)Use a spoon as a crane to help lift them to the mouth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These are not bird cranes but crane cranes. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Huge cranes are unloading thousands of containers on to trucks to take the goodies to stores. The Sun (2012)It becomes about getting the perfect crane shot. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The structure collapsed as four cranes were lifting it into position. The Sun (2009)He looked around and saw it dangling from a big blue crane above a huge crushing machine. The Sun (2012)The job involved lifting and lowering two heavy boxes by crane from the main deck into the engine room. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then crane my neck like this. The Sun (2012)Just get out there, crane your head to the sky and have a good whoop. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yesterday Verity was hoisted to her feet by a crane at the end of the harbour wall. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In 1937 he got his first job in the steel industry as a crane driver. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Oh, and two very large cranes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We can see the cranes building the stadium from the Stratford rehearsal room. Times, Sunday Times (2008)No wonder a fifth of the world 's building cranes are here. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The Winnie toy just seemed too heavy for the cranes. The Sun (2010)It is being regularly exercised to strengthen its legs and feet before being introduced to other cranes at the end of next month. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are possibilities of wetland restoration here and elsewhere in the country, which could see an expanding crane population. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The first involved suspending a camera from a crane high above Canary Wharf. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My husband, a crane driver, and his colleagues are regularly tested. The Sun (2007)You're holding on to the end of a crane, perched on the edge of death. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The one surprise is to see a large crane at the bottom of the garden, where a substantial new house is being built farther down the hill. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: crane /kreɪn/ NOUN
bird A crane is a large bird with a long neck and long legs. Cranes live near water.
- American English: crane bird
- Arabic: غُرْنُوق
- Brazilian Portuguese: garça
- Chinese: 鹤
- Croatian: ždral
- Czech: jeřáb pták
- Danish: trane
- Dutch: kraanvogel
- European Spanish: grulla
- Finnish: kurki
- French: grue oiseau
- German: Kranich
- Greek: γερανός πουλί
- Italian: gru
- Japanese: ツル 鳥
- Korean: 두루미
- Norwegian: trane
- Polish: żuraw
- European Portuguese: garça
- Romanian: cocor
- Russian: журавль
- Spanish: grulla
- Swedish: trana
- Thai: นกกระสา
- Turkish: turna
- Ukrainian: журавель
- Vietnamese: con sếu
British English: crane /kreɪn/ NOUN
machine A crane is a tall machine that can lift very heavy things.
- American English: crane for lifting
- Arabic: وِنْش
- Brazilian Portuguese: guindaste
- Chinese: 起重机
- Croatian: dizalica
- Czech: jeřáb zdvihací zařízení
- Danish: kran
- Dutch: hijskraan
- European Spanish: grúa construcción
- Finnish: nostokurki
- French: grue bâtiment
- German: Kran
- Greek: γερανός μηχάνημα
- Italian: gru
- Japanese: クレーン for lifting
- Korean: 기중기
- Norwegian: kran
- Polish: dźwig
- European Portuguese: guindaste
- Romanian: macara
- Russian: кран
- Spanish: grúa máquina para izar cargas
- Swedish: lyftkran
- Thai: ปั้นจั่นยกของหนัก
- Turkish: vinç
- Ukrainian: кран
- Vietnamese: cần cẩu
British English: crane VERB
If you crane your neck or head, you stretch your neck in a particular direction in order to see or hear something better.
She craned her neck to get a better view.
He craned out of the open window to catch a cooling breeze.
Definition of crane from the Collins English Dictionary
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