What does crook mean?

Definitions for crook
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactornoun

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

  2. bend, crook, twist, turnnoun

    a circular segment of a curve

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

  3. crook, shepherd's crookverb

    a long staff with one end being hook shaped

  4. crook, curveverb

    bend or cause to bend

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crooknoun

    a bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure

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

  2. Crooknoun

    any implement having a bent or crooked end

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

  3. Crooknoun

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

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

  4. Crooknoun

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

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

  5. Crooknoun

    a pothook

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

  6. Crooknoun

    an artifice; trick; tricky device; subterfuge

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

  7. Crooknoun

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

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

  8. Crooknoun

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

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

  9. Crooknoun

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

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

  10. Crooknoun

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

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

  11. Crookverb

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

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

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crook

    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

  1. CROOK

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

Entomology

  1. Crook

    the hook or recurved tip of the antenna in Hesperidae.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crook in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of crook in a Sentence

  1. Charley Reese:

    If you look at Washington, you see permanently camped on the banks of the Potomac spread around in concentric circles an army representing thousands of selfish interests. The sole purpose of their presence is to plunder, by hook or crook, the public treasury for the benefit of their particular people or corporations.

  2. Paul Chambers:

    It is likely that in the aftermath of next week's election, Thailand's military establishment will, by hook or by crook, win a coalition majority, but only with the help of junta-appointed senators, the use of crony senators to win would also make Prayut's electoral victory illegitimate in the eyes of most Thai people.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Crook and crafty authority rules at a place where stupidity prevails because of the majority of people being selfish or fools.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Crook and crafty animals like Wolf , Jackal, Fox, Hyena get ill mostly on holidays and weekends, nobody sees them taking pill and yet virus effect on them gets nil within a week only and then they all appear to thrill and chill on hill.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    People can't and don't change their basic character because a crook person on being exposed either goes in hibernation for some time or just changes the mask of the face to behave as if s/he has now a good nature.

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Translations for crook

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  • المحتالArabic
  • 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
  • ವಂಚಕKannada
  • skurkNorwegian
  • afzetter, oplichter, oplichtster, bedriegster, zwendelaar, zwendelaarster, afzetster, bedriegerDutch
  • ladrão, ladraPortuguese
  • вор, сгибать, изгиб, плутRussian
  • lopovSerbo-Croatian
  • lopovSlovene

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. affront
    • B. abase
    • C. abash
    • D. rumpus

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