The act of somebody actively pretending to be minding their own business and diligently completing their own work, but in reality sticking their head out, like a crane, and copying their predator's hard work and claiming it to be their own.
Damn't Dylan, Quit craning my friggin homework!
by cranemaster123 May 19, 2014
Verb. To try and pick up a girl for more serious and less shallow purpose (in other words, deeper than spading). To crane a girl is to want her warts and all, for life not just for Christmas
Jon was craning Sam so hard at the Spitmunky gig last night! I think someone's in love
by AlphaCrane July 19, 2009