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Crossword Solver Solutions for: CRA?E

crake

crake
(n.) A boast. See Crack, n.
(n.) Any species or rail of the genera Crex and Porzana; -- so called from its singular cry. See Corncrake.
(v. t. & i.) To cry out harshly and loudly, like the bird called crake.
(v. t. & i.) To boast; to speak loudly and boastfully.

crane

crane
(n.) A measure for fresh herrings, -- as many as will fill a barrel.
(n.) A wading bird of the genus Grus, and allied genera, of various species, having a long, straight bill, and long legs and neck.
(n.) A machine for raising and lowering heavy weights, and, while holding them suspended, transporting them through a limited lateral distance. In one form it consists of a projecting arm or jib of timber or iron, a rotating post or base, and the necessary tackle, windlass, etc.; -- so called from a fancied similarity between its arm and the neck of a crane See Illust. of Derrick.
(n.) An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace, for supporting kettles, etc., over a fire.
(n.) A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask.
(n.) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc., -- generally used in pairs. See Crotch, 2.
(v. i.) to reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better; as, a hunter cranes forward before taking a leap.
(v. t.) To cause to rise; to raise or lift, as by a crane; -- with up.
(v. t.) To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane the neck disdainfully.

crape

crape
(n.) A thin, crimped stuff, made of raw silk gummed and twisted on the mill. Black crape is much used for mourning garments, also for the dress of some clergymen.
(n.) To form into ringlets; to curl; to crimp; to friz; as, to crape the hair; to crape silk.

crate

crate
(n.) A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares.
(n.) A box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces, -- used especially for transporting fruit.
(v. t.) To pack in a crate or case for transportation; as, to crate a sewing machine; to crate peaches.

crave

crave
(v. i.) To desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a craving appetite.
(v. t.) To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to implore.
(v. t.) To call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to require or demand; as, the stomach craves food.

craze

craze
(n.) Craziness; insanity.
(n.) A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet.
(n.) A temporary passion or infatuation, as for same new amusement, pursuit, or fashion; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the aesthetic craze.
(v. i.) To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane.
(v. i.) To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery.
(v. t.) To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See Crase.
(v. t.) To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit.
(v. t.) To derange the intellect of; to render insane.