Definitions for crookkrʊk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crookkrʊk(n.)

  1. a bent or curved implement, appendage, etc.; hook.

  2. the hooked part of anything.

  3. an instrument or implement having a bent or curved part, as a bishop's crosier.

  4. a dishonest person, esp. a swindler or thief.

  5. a bend or curve.

  6. (v.t.)to bend; curve:

    to crook one's finger.

  7. (v.i.)to bend; curve.

Origin of crook:

1125–75; ME crok(e) < ON krāka hook

crook*krʊk(adj.)

  1. sick; ill.

    Category: British

  2. angry; ill-humored.

    Category: British

  3. bad; out of order; unsatisfactory.

    Category: British

* Australian..

Origin of crook:

1875–80; perh. alter. of earlier cronk < Yiddish or G krank sick

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. crook(noun)ʊk

    a dishonest person; = criminal

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

Freebase

  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.


Translations for crook

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

crook(noun)

a (shepherd's or bishop's) stick, bent at the end.

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