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Definitions of crook

  1. a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a long staff with one end being hook shaped Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. A bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Any implement having a bent or crooked end. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The staff used by a shepherd, the hook of which serves to hold a runaway sheep. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A bishop's staff of office. Cf. Pastoral staff. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A pothook. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. An artifice; trick; tricky device; subterfuge. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A person given to fraudulent practices; an accomplice of thieves, forgers, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To bend; to curve; to wind; to have a curvature. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To bend. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. A bend; a hooked staff; colloquially, a swindler. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To curve. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. To bend or be bent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. A bend; staff bent at the end; an artifice. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To bend into a hook; bend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To bend; make or grow crooked. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. 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.
  26. A criminal; sharper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. kr[=oo]k, 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. Shepherd\'s, bishop\'s, hooked staff; anything hooked; hook; bend, curve; act of bending; by HOOK or by c.; (slang) on the c., dishonestly; c.-back (ed), hunch-back-( ed); (adj.) =CROOKED; (v.t. & i.) bend, curve. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. n. [Icelandic] A bend or curve; —an instrument bent at the end; a shepherd’s or a bishop’s staff; —a trick or artifice. Cabinet Dictionary
  35. Any crooked or bent instrument; a sheephook; anything bent. Complete Dictionary

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