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Definitions of crook

  1. To bend or be bent; to be turned from a direct line. By hook or by crook, by right means or by wrong. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To bend; make or grow crooked. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To bend. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To bend or form into a hook: to turn from the straight line or from what is right. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To curve. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To bend or be bent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To bend; to make a curve or hook; to turn from rectitude. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To bend; to curve; to turn from a straight line. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. A bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Any implement having a bent or crooked end. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. The staff used by a shepherd, the hook of which serves to hold a runaway sheep. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. A bishop's staff of office. Cf. Pastoral staff. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. An artifice; trick; tricky device; subterfuge. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. A small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. A person given to fraudulent practices; an accomplice of thieves, forgers, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To bend; to curve; to wind; to have a curvature. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. A bend; a hooked staff; colloquially, a swindler. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. A bend, anything bent: a staff bent at the end, as a shepherd's or bishop's: an artifice or trick. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A bend; staff bent at the end; an artifice. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. A bend or curve; something crooked, as a staff with a hooked end. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A criminal; sharper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A bend; anything bent; a shepherd's staff, curving at the end; the staff of a bishop, considered as a shepherd: a pothook; an artifice or trick. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Anything bent; a curve; a shepherd's staff curved at the end. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for crook

  1. They say you're a crook – Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course by W. B. M. Ferguson
  2. " Right down there," I said, pointing out to sea with a crook of my finger, to the south. – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
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