criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor(noun)
someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
bend, crook, twist, turn(noun)
a circular segment of a curve
"a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
crook, shepherd's crook(verb)
a long staff with one end being hook shaped
bend or cause to bend
"He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"
a bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure
any implement having a bent or crooked end
the staff used by a shepherd, the hook of which serves to hold a runaway sheep
a bishop's staff of office. Cf. Pastoral staff
an artifice; trick; tricky device; subterfuge
a small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key
a person given to fraudulent practices; an accomplice of thieves, forgers, etc
to turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve
to turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist
to bend; to curve; to wind; to have a curvature
Origin: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]
Crook is a market town in County Durham, in the North East of England. It is situated about 10 miles south-west of Durham. Crook lies a couple of miles north of the River Wear, on the A690 from Durham. This turns into the A689 leading up into the scenic upper reaches of Weardale, through Wolsingham and Stanhope.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
krōōk, n. a bend, anything bent: a curved tube used to lower the pitch of a cornet, &c.: the bending of the body in reverence: a staff bent at the end, as a shepherd's or bishop's: an artifice or trick: (Spens.) gibbet.—v.t. to bend or form into a hook: to turn from the straight line or from what is right.—v.i. to bend or be bent.—n. Crook′back (Shak.), a hunchback.—adj. Crook′backed; Crook′ed, bent like a crook: not straight: deviating from rectitude, perverse.—adv. Crook′edly.—n. Crook′edness.—adjs. Crook′-kneed; Crook′-shoul′dered.—A crook in the lot, any trial in one's experience. [Prob. Scand.; cf. Ice. krókr, Dan. krog.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
One who exceeds the speed limit in Law & Order Ave. A Misfit in the Straight and Narrow Way.
The numerical value of crook in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of crook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Well, I'm not a crook.
I don't believe Spiro Agnew is a crook. If he was a crook, he'd still be in office.
People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I earned everything I've got.
You can be a crook or be asked to lie. I have seen so many people lying and making mistakes on camera ... People only care about spicy stories.
We can be sure they will uproot him by hook or by crook, so my best advice for him is 'resign from the speaker's position if you want to prevent further perils for you and your family'.
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- извивка, извивам, крадец, гегаBulgarian
- Krücke, krümmen, Gauner, Ganove, Hirtenstab, KrummstabGerman
- curvar, cayado, enchuecar, torcedura, ladrón, ratero, ratera, truhán, truhana, doblar, torcer, doblez, curva, ladrona, curvidadSpanish
- rikollinen, taive, koukistaa, konna, käyräsauvaFinnish
- escroc, courbe, courber, arnaqueur, houletteFrench
- maling, bajinganIndonesian
- hirðingjastafur, þorpari, glæpamaðurIcelandic
- ladro, truffatore, vincastro, furfante, pastoraleItalian
- კავი, კაუჭიGeorgian
- afzetter, oplichter, oplichtster, bedriegster, zwendelaar, zwendelaarster, afzetster, bedriegerDutch
- ladrão, ladraPortuguese
- вор, сгибать, изгибRussian
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