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Definition of crane verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

crane

 verb
verb
NAmE//kreɪn//
 
[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.
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