2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Q&A

2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: car is putting out five chives at the turn of key

car is putting out five chives at the turn of key -
Answer 1
Sorry I cannot understand the term "Chives". When you are turning the ignition key the engine cranks, does it crank but not "catch or attempt to fire" or crank 5 times and the stop cranking? -