crane

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
crane

Plural
cranes

A crane (bird)
A crane (machine)
  1. (countable) A crane is a kind of bird that has a long neck and legs.
    On our trip to China, we saw a beautiful crane catching fish in the river.
  2. (countable) A crane is a kind of machine that is used for lifting very heavy things for construction or industrial purposes.
    The crane lifted up a metal bar to build the house.


Verb[change]

Plain form
crane

Third-person singular
cranes

Past tense
craned

Past participle
craned

Present participle
craning

  1. (transitive) If you crane, you extend your neck.
    He craned his neck to take a closer look.