turn (someone's) crank

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turn (someone's) crank

To excite or arouse the interest of someone. To be honest, science never turned my crank in school. I was always more interested in literature.
See also: crank, turn
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Within user-controlled options, electric mechanisms seem to be edging out other options like a turn crank or a pneumatic lift," adds Wammack.
Turn crank for effect of rapid machine gun fire"), all you really needed was a hat and some insignia and you were ready to play war.
Get a colleague to move the circle through its full range of motion, and watch for excessive play on the circle turn cranks and linkages.
The nose has those inviting warm vanilla aromas from the partial fermentation in oak which in turn cranks up the weight on the palate.
Jailbirds were forced to turn cranks and push treadmills endlessly just for the sake of it.