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    air-conditioning is cranked

    Hi

    I don't know what the underlined part mean, could anyone help me out? Thanks in advance.

    The air-conditioning is cranked and the place feels about ten degrees cooler now than it did when Peter came through the door and he suddenly realizes he's shivering.

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    Re: air-conditioning is cranked

    You'll also see cranked up used.

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    #3

    Re: air-conditioning is cranked

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You'll also see cranked up used.
    And currently in AmE "ramped up".


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    #4

    Re: air-conditioning is cranked

    You can crank up your stereo or radio, too. Again, the idea is not that it is started, but that it is running at full power/capacity.

    Hey, that's a good song. Crank it up!

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    Re: air-conditioning is cranked

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You can crank up your stereo or radio, too. Again, the idea is not that it is started, but that it is running at full power/capacity.

    Hey, that's a good song. Crank it up!
    Does "crank it up" only mean "turn it up to maximum" or can it just mean "turn it up to pretty loud please!"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: air-conditioning is cranked

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Does "crank it up" only mean "turn it up to maximum" or can it just mean "turn it up to pretty loud please!"?
    Yes, that is probably a better definition.

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    Re: air-conditioning is cranked

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Does "crank it up" only mean "turn it up to maximum" or can it just mean "turn it up to pretty loud please!"?
    Depends on the crankee's wish.

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    Re: air-conditioning is cranked

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Depends on the crankee's wish.
    If the person turning the knob is the cranker, doesn't that make the amp (or speakers) the crankee? I'd be surprised if they wished for anything!
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    Re: air-conditioning is cranked

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Does "crank it up" only mean "turn it up to maximum" or can it just mean "turn it up to pretty loud please!"?
    That's a universal request to turn it up to eleven.

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    Re: air-conditioning is cranked

    Only if there's a miniature Stonehenge involved!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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