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Definition of crane verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crane
he / she / it cranes
past simple craned
-ing form craning
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to lean or stretch over something in order to see something better; to stretch your neck (+ adv./prep.) People were craning out of the windows and waving. crane something She craned her neck to get a better view of the stage.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: crane