Produce, especially mechanically or rapidly, as in I don't know how he can crank out a novel a year. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
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How to use crank out in a sentence
An uncomfortable urinary infection is going to feel way worse than those few minutes you spent trying to crank out your work.
Apple has even created authoring tools to help textbook publishers crank out more books for the iPad.Apple Announces Partnerships to Publish Textbooks on the iPad | Dan Lyons | January 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He hastened to take the crank out of her plump little hands.Bloom of Cactus | Robert Ames Bennet