Definitions for crookkrʊk

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word crook

Princeton's WordNet

  1. criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor(noun)

    someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

  2. bend, crook, twist, turn(noun)

    a circular segment of a curve

    "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"

  3. crook, shepherd's crook(verb)

    a long staff with one end being hook shaped

  4. crook, curve(verb)

    bend or cause to bend

    "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crook(noun)

    a bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure

  2. Crook(noun)

    any implement having a bent or crooked end

  3. Crook(noun)

    the staff used by a shepherd, the hook of which serves to hold a runaway sheep

  4. Crook(noun)

    a bishop's staff of office. Cf. Pastoral staff

  5. Crook(noun)

    a pothook

  6. Crook(noun)

    an artifice; trick; tricky device; subterfuge

  7. Crook(noun)

    a small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key

  8. Crook(noun)

    a person given to fraudulent practices; an accomplice of thieves, forgers, etc

  9. Crook(noun)

    to turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve

  10. Crook(noun)

    to turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist

  11. Crook(verb)

    to bend; to curve; to wind; to have a curvature

  12. Origin: [OE. croken; cf. Sw. krka, Dan. krge. See Crook, n.]


  1. Crook

    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.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CROOK

    One who exceeds the speed limit in Law & Order Ave. A Misfit in the Straight and Narrow Way.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    Well, I'm not a crook.

  2. Professor Irwin Corey:

    I don't believe Spiro Agnew is a crook. If he was a crook, he'd still be in office.

  3. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    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.

  4. Ahn Chan-il:

    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.

  5. Thein Nyint:

    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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Translations for crook

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • извивка, извивам, крадец, гегаBulgarian
  • Krücke, krümmen, Gauner, Ganove, Hirtenstab, KrummstabGerman
  • γκλίτσαGreek
  • 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
  • crúcaIrish
  • maling, bajinganIndonesian
  • hirðingjastafur, þorpari, glæpamaðurIcelandic
  • ladro, truffatore, vincastro, furfante, pastoraleItalian
  • კავი, კაუჭიGeorgian
  • skurkNorwegian
  • afzetter, oplichter, oplichtster, bedriegster, zwendelaar, zwendelaarster, afzetster, bedriegerDutch
  • ladrão, ladraPortuguese
  • вор, сгибать, изгибRussian
  • lopovSerbo-Croatian
  • lopovSlovene

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