crock


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crock 1

 (krŏk)
n.
1.
a. An earthenware vessel.
b. A broken piece of earthenware.
2. Slang Foolish talk; nonsense: That story is just a crock.

[Middle English crokke, from Old English crocc. Sense 2, short for crock of shit.]

crock 2

 (krŏk) New England
n.
Soot.
v. crocked, crock·ing, crocks
v.tr.
To soil with or as if with crock.
v.intr.
To give off soot or color.

[Origin unknown.]

crock 3

 (krŏk) Chiefly British Slang
n.
One that is worn-out, decrepit, or impaired; a wreck.
v. crocked, crock·ing, crocks
v.intr.
To become weak or disabled. Often used with up.
v.tr.
To disable; wreck. Often used with up.

[Earlier, old ewe that has ceased bearing; probably akin to Norwegian krake, sickly animal, and Middle Dutch kraecke, broken-down horse.]

crock

(krɒk)
n
1. (Ceramics) an earthen pot, jar, etc
2. (Ceramics) a piece of broken earthenware
3. slang Also: crock of shit US and Canadian a quantity or source of lies or nonsense
[Old English crocc pot; related to Old Norse krukka jug, Middle Low German krūke pot]

crock

(krɒk)
n
1. slang chiefly Brit a person or thing, such as a car, that is old or decrepit (esp in the phrase old crock)
2. (Animals) an old broken-down horse or ewe
vb
slang chiefly Brit to become or cause to become weak or disabled
[C15: originally Scottish; related to Norwegian krake unhealthy animal, Dutch kraak decrepit person or animal]

crock

(krɒk)
n
1. dialect chiefly Brit soot or smut
2. (Dyeing) colour that rubs off fabric
vb
3. (tr) dialect chiefly Brit to soil with or as if with soot
4. (Dyeing) (intr) (of a dyed fabric) to release colour when rubbed, as a result of imperfect dyeing
[C17: probably from crock1]

crock1

(krɒk)

n.
1. an earthenware pot, jar, or other container.
2. a fragment of earthenware; potsherd.
[before 1000; Middle English crokke, Old English croc(c),crocca pot, c. Old Norse krukka jug]

crock2

(krɒk)

n.
1. one that is old or decrepit.
2. Slang. a person who complains about or insists on being treated for an imagined illness.
3. an old worn-out horse.
v.t.
4. Brit. Slang. to disable or injure.
[1300–50; Middle English crok old ewe, perhaps akin to crack (v.) and obsolete crack whore; compare Low German krakke broken-down horse]

crock4

(krɒk)

n. Slang.
something false or exaggerated; humbug.
[1955–60; orig. unclear, though often taken as a euphemism for a crock of shit]

crock


Past participle: crocked
Gerund: crocking

Imperative
crock
crock
Present
I crock
you crock
he/she/it crocks
we crock
you crock
they crock
Preterite
I crocked
you crocked
he/she/it crocked
we crocked
you crocked
they crocked
Present Continuous
I am crocking
you are crocking
he/she/it is crocking
we are crocking
you are crocking
they are crocking
Present Perfect
I have crocked
you have crocked
he/she/it has crocked
we have crocked
you have crocked
they have crocked
Past Continuous
I was crocking
you were crocking
he/she/it was crocking
we were crocking
you were crocking
they were crocking
Past Perfect
I had crocked
you had crocked
he/she/it had crocked
we had crocked
you had crocked
they had crocked
Future
I will crock
you will crock
he/she/it will crock
we will crock
you will crock
they will crock
Future Perfect
I will have crocked
you will have crocked
he/she/it will have crocked
we will have crocked
you will have crocked
they will have crocked
Future Continuous
I will be crocking
you will be crocking
he/she/it will be crocking
we will be crocking
you will be crocking
they will be crocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crocking
you have been crocking
he/she/it has been crocking
we have been crocking
you have been crocking
they have been crocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crocking
you will have been crocking
he/she/it will have been crocking
we will have been crocking
you will have been crocking
they will have been crocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crocking
you had been crocking
he/she/it had been crocking
we had been crocking
you had been crocking
they had been crocking
Conditional
I would crock
you would crock
he/she/it would crock
we would crock
you would crock
they would crock
Past Conditional
I would have crocked
you would have crocked
he/she/it would have crocked
we would have crocked
you would have crocked
they would have crocked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crock - a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and inkcrock - a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
atomic number 6, carbon, C - an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
2.crock - nonsense; foolish talk; "that's a crock"
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
3.crock - an earthen jar (made of baked clay)crock - an earthen jar (made of baked clay)
jar - a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
Verb1.crock - release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric
bleed, run - be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
2.crock - soil with or as with crock
begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil - make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
Translations
إبْريق، جَرّهإنسان مُحَطَّم وعاجِز
herkahliněný hrneckřáp
gammelt vragkrukkelerkrukkeskramlekasseskrog
cserépedénytragacs
druslaleirker
molinis ąsotis/puodassukriošėlis
kleperismāla podsvecs grausts
hlinenák
çanakçömlekyaşlı ve beceriksiz kimse

crock

[krɒk]
A. N
1. (= earthenware pot) → vasija f de barro
it's a crock of shit (esp US) → es una sandez, es una gilipollez (Sp) , es una pendejada (Andes, Mex) , es una huevada (Andes, S. Cone)
2. (= person) (also old crock) → carcamal m, vejete/a m/f; (= car etc) → cacharro m
B. VTlisiar, incapacitar

crock

[ˈkrɒk] n
(= pot) → cruche f
(also old crock) (= object) → vieux clou m (= person) → croulant(e)
(= rubbish) that's a crock! → c'est des conneries!
a crock of shit → un tissu de conneries

crock

1
n (= jar)Topf m; what a crock of shit! (US sl) → was für ein Haufen Scheiße (sl)

crock

2
n (inf) (= vehicle)Kiste f (inf); (= person)Wrack nt (inf); (= horse)Klepper m; an old crocks raceein Oldtimerrennen nt

crock

[krɒk] ncoccio (fam) (person) (also old crock) → rottame m; (car, bicycle) → rottame m, macinino

crock

(krok) noun
1. an earthenware pot or jar.
2. an old and decrepit person or thing. That car's an old crock.
References in classic literature ?
A shockingly ugly old creature, miss; almost as black as a crock.
cried my sister, casting off her bonnet in sudden desperation, "here I stand talking to mere Mooncalfs, with Uncle Pumblechook waiting, and the mare catching cold at the door, and the boy grimed with crock and dirt from the hair of his head to the sole of his foot
The wind is strong on those headlands at sunrise, so when each had emptied his crock of fire in front of that which was before him, the broadside of the town roared into flame, and all went.
The Duke of Egypt brought an earthenware crock, without uttering a word.
Friar Tuck bridled at being so checked in his speech, nevertheless he went straightway to do Robin's bidding; so presently a great crock was brought, and wine was poured out for all the guests and for Robin Hood.
He found several sealed bottles of sterilized milk, much mineral water, two tins of biscuits and a crock of very stale cakes, cigarettes in great quantity but very dry, some rather dry oranges, nuts, some tins of canned meat and fruit, and plates and knives and forks and glasses sufficient for several score of people.
I may not have met you personally," Granet admitted, "but if you are the Surgeon-Major Thomson who has been doing such great things with the Field Hospitals at the front, then like nearly every poor crock out there I owe you a peculiar debt of gratitude.
But you can open the little yellow crock of cherry preserves.
Tobin tried to plead guilty, feeling the desire to blow the foam off a crock of suds, but when he felt in his pocket he found himself discharged for lack of evidence.
And because we know meals bring families together, we whipped up some new summertime, family-friendly recipes featuring Country Crock, such as easy and delicious Charred Corn & Zucchini Skillet Saute, Fresh & Light Chicken-Veggie Chili, and Strawberry Shortcakes.
After both are cleaned, pouring water directly into the crock will allow you to make sure the discharge hose is working and has no leaks.
Top each crock with a thin slice of the toasted baguette and a heaping tablespoon of Gruyere.