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crook1
early 13th-century French enamel and gold-plated copper crook

crook 1

 (kro͝ok)
n.
1. An implement or tool, such as a bishop's crosier or a shepherd's staff, with a bent or curved part.
2. A part that is curved or bent like a hook.
3. A curve or bend; a turn: a crook in the path.
4. Informal One who makes a living by dishonest methods.
v. crooked, crook·ing, crooks
v.tr.
To make a crook in; bend: crooked an arm around the package.
v.intr.
To bend or curve.

[Middle English crok, from Old Norse krōkr.]

crook 2

 (kro͝ok)
adj. Australian
1. Out of order; faulty.
2. Not well; ill.
3. Of poor quality; inferior.
4. Not honest; crooked.

[From crooked or crook.]

crook

(krʊk)
n
1. a curved or hooked thing
2. a staff with a hooked end, such as a bishop's crosier or shepherd's staff
3. a turn or curve; bend
4. informal a dishonest person, esp a swindler or thief
5. the act or an instance of crooking or bending
6. (Instruments) Also called: shank a piece of tubing added to a brass instrument in order to obtain a lower harmonic series
vb
to bend or curve or cause to bend or curve
adj
7. informal
a. ill
b. of poor quality
c. unpleasant; bad
8. go crook go off crook informal Austral and NZ to lose one's temper
9. go crook at go crook on informal Austral and NZ to rebuke or upbraid
[C12: from Old Norse krokr hook; related to Swedish krok, Danish krog hook, Old High German krācho hooked tool]

crook1

(krʊk)

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.
v.t.
6. to bend; curve: to crook one's finger.
v.i.
7. to bend; curve.
[1125–75; Middle English crok(e) < Old Norse krāka hook]

crook2

(krʊk)

adj. Australian.
1. sick; ill.
2. angry; ill-humored.
3. bad; out of order; unsatisfactory.
[1875–80; perhaps alter. of earlier cronk < Yiddish or German krank sick]

crook


Past participle: crooked
Gerund: crooking

Imperative
crook
crook
Present
I crook
you crook
he/she/it crooks
we crook
you crook
they crook
Preterite
I crooked
you crooked
he/she/it crooked
we crooked
you crooked
they crooked
Present Continuous
I am crooking
you are crooking
he/she/it is crooking
we are crooking
you are crooking
they are crooking
Present Perfect
I have crooked
you have crooked
he/she/it has crooked
we have crooked
you have crooked
they have crooked
Past Continuous
I was crooking
you were crooking
he/she/it was crooking
we were crooking
you were crooking
they were crooking
Past Perfect
I had crooked
you had crooked
he/she/it had crooked
we had crooked
you had crooked
they had crooked
Future
I will crook
you will crook
he/she/it will crook
we will crook
you will crook
they will crook
Future Perfect
I will have crooked
you will have crooked
he/she/it will have crooked
we will have crooked
you will have crooked
they will have crooked
Future Continuous
I will be crooking
you will be crooking
he/she/it will be crooking
we will be crooking
you will be crooking
they will be crooking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crooking
you have been crooking
he/she/it has been crooking
we have been crooking
you have been crooking
they have been crooking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crooking
you will have been crooking
he/she/it will have been crooking
we will have been crooking
you will have been crooking
they will have been crooking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crooking
you had been crooking
he/she/it had been crooking
we had been crooking
you had been crooking
they had been crooking
Conditional
I would crook
you would crook
he/she/it would crook
we would crook
you would crook
they would crook
Past Conditional
I would have crooked
you would have crooked
he/she/it would have crooked
we would have crooked
you would have crooked
they would have crooked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crook - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crimecrook - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
accessary, accessory - someone who helps another person commit a crime
arsonist, firebug, incendiary - a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
blackmailer, extortioner, extortionist - a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
bootlegger, moonshiner - someone who makes or sells illegal liquor
briber, suborner - someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act
coconspirator, conspirator, machinator, plotter - a member of a conspiracy
desperado, desperate criminal - a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)
fugitive from justice, fugitive - someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
gangster, mobster - a criminal who is a member of gang
highbinder - a corrupt politician
highjacker, hijacker - someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
hood, hoodlum, punk, strong-armer, thug, toughie, goon, tough - an aggressive and violent young criminal
gaolbird, jail bird, jailbird - a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly
abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher - someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
mafioso - a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States
gangster's moll, gun moll, moll - the girlfriend of a gangster
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
principal - (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
parolee, probationer - someone released on probation or on parole
drug dealer, drug peddler, drug trafficker, peddler, pusher - an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
racketeer - someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)
raper, rapist - someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse
habitual criminal, recidivist, repeater - someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
scofflaw - one who habitually ignores the law and does not answer court summonses
contrabandist, moon curser, moon-curser, runner, smuggler - someone who imports or exports without paying duties
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
traitor, treasonist - someone who betrays his country by committing treason
law offender, lawbreaker, violator - someone who violates the law
2.crook - a circular segment of a curvecrook - a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
bight - a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)
3.crook - a long staff with one end being hook shapedcrook - a long staff with one end being hook shaped
staff - a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"
Verb1.crook - bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"
recurve - curve or bend (something) back or down
bend, flex - form a curve; "The stick does not bend"

crook

noun
1. (Informal) criminal, rogue, cheat, thief, shark, lag (slang), villain, robber, racketeer, fraudster, swindler, knave (archaic), grifter (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), chiseller (informal), skelm (S. African) The man is a crook and a liar.
2. angle, bend, bow, curve, fork, intersection, crotch She hid her face in the crook of her arm.
verb
1. bend, hook, angle, bow, curve, curl, cock, flex He crooked his finger at her and said, `Come here.'
adjective
1. (Austral. & N.Z. informal) ill, sick, poorly (informal), funny (informal), weak, ailing, queer, frail, feeble, unhealthy, seedy (informal), sickly, unwell, laid up (informal), queasy, infirm, out of sorts (informal), dicky (Brit. informal), nauseous, off-colour, under the weather (informal), at death's door, indisposed, peaky, on the sick list (informal), green about the gills He admitted to feeling a bit crook.
go (off) crook (Aust. & N.Z. informal) lose your temper, be furious, rage, go mad, lose it (informal), seethe, crack up (informal), see red (informal), lose the plot (informal), go ballistic (slang, chiefly U.S.), blow a fuse (slang, chiefly U.S.), fly off the handle (informal), be incandescent, go off the deep end (informal), throw a fit (informal), wig out (slang), go up the wall (slang), blow your top, lose your rag (slang), be beside yourself, flip your lid (slang) She went crook when I confessed.

crook

noun
1. Something bent:
2. Informal. A person who cheats:
Informal: chiseler, flimflammer.
Slang: diddler, gyp, gypper.
verb
To swerve from a straight line:
Translations
إنْحِناءه، إلْتِواءعَصا مَعْقوفَـهنَصَّابنَصّاب، مُحْتـاليَحْنـي، يَثْني، يَعْقـف
berladarebákhůllumpohbí
slyngelarmkrogbispestavbøjeforbryder
konnakoukistaarikollinentaive
varalica
begörbítgörbíthajlatpásztorbot
glæpamaðurglæpamaîur, òorparihirðingjastafurhirîingjastafurkrækja
ペテン師
사기꾼
kreivaikreivumaskuprotasnesąžiningainesąžiningas
blēdiskrāpnieksliekumslīkumssaliekt
berla
lopov
skurk
คนทุจริต
bükmekçoban değneği/sopasıdirsek çukurudolandırıcıdüzenbaz
kẻ lừa gạt

crook

[krʊk]
A. N
1. (shepherd's) → cayado m; (bishop's) → báculo m; (= hook) → gancho m
see also hook A1
2. the crook of one's armel pliegue del codo
3. (= thief) → ladrón/ona m/f; (= villain) → maleante mf
4. (= curve) → codo m, recodo m
B. VT (fig) [+ finger] → doblar
to crook one's armempinar el codo
C. ADJ (Australia) (= ill) → mal

crook

[ˈkrʊk] n
(= rogue) → escroc m
(= stick) [shepherd] → houlette f
the crook of one's arm → le creux de son bras
by hook or by crook → coûte que coûte

crook

1
n
(= dishonest person)Gauner m (inf)
(= staff, of shepherd) → Hirtenstab m, → Krummstab m; (of bishop also)Bischofsstab m ? hook
(= bend: in arm) → Beuge f
vt fingerkrümmen; armbeugen; she only has to crook her (little) finger and he comes runningsie braucht nur mit dem kleinen Finger zu winken und schon kommt er angerannt

crook

2
adj (Austral inf)
(= sick)krank; he’s crook with the flu/a colder hat die Grippe/eine Erkältung; he feels crooker fühlt sich mies (inf)or lausig (inf); he is crookes geht ihm mies (inf)
(= not functioning)kaputt (inf); (= not good)mies (inf)
(= angry)wild (inf); to go crook at or on somebodywegen jdm wild werden

crook

[krʊk]
1. n
a. (fam) (thief) → ladro/a, truffatore/trice
b. the crook of one's arml'incavo del braccio
c. (shepherd's) → bastone m (da pastore); (bishop's) → pastorale m
2. vt (arm, finger) → piegare

crook

(kruk) noun
1. a (shepherd's or bishop's) stick, bent at the end.
2. a criminal. The two crooks stole the old woman's jewels.
3. the inside of the bend (of one's arm at the elbow). She held the puppy in the crook of her arm.
verb
to bend (especially one's finger) into the shape of a hook. She crooked her finger to beckon him.
ˈcrooked (-kid) adjective
1. badly shaped. a crooked little man.
2. not straight. That picture is crooked (= not horizontal).
3. dishonest. a crooked dealer.
ˈcrookedly (-kid-) adverb
ˈcrookedness (-kid-) noun

crook

نَصَّاب darebák slyngel Betrüger αγύρτης malhechor konna escroc varalica imbroglione ペテン師 사기꾼 oplichter kjeltring oszust desonesto жулик skurk คนทุจริต düzenbaz kẻ lừa gạt 骗子
References in classic literature ?
Thus, by divers little makeshifts, in that ingenious way which is commonly denominated "by hook and by crook," the worthy pedagogue got on tolerably enough, and was thought, by all who understood nothing of the labor of headwork, to have a wonderfully easy life of it.
Then, he blessed me and stood waving his hand to me until I had passed the crook in the road; and then I turned into a field and had a long nap under a hedge before I pursued my way home.
By the crook of St Dunstan,'' said that worthy ecclesiastic, ``which hath brought more sheep within the sheepfold than the crook of e'er another saint in Paradise, I swear that I cannot expound unto you this jargon, which, whether it be French or Arabic, is beyond my guess.
Little green toad with leg like crook, Open wide the door, and look Who it was the latch that shook.
But, to make an end, not many months had passed after he returned from Salamanca, when one day he appeared dressed as a shepherd with his crook and sheepskin, having put off the long gown he wore as a scholar; and at the same time his great friend, Ambrosio by name, who had been his companion in his studies, took to the shepherd's dress with him.
Among the passengers there was an American named Condon, a noted blackleg and crook who was "wanted" in a half dozen of the larger cities of the United States.
He had got thus far "by hook and by crook," a mode in which a New England man can make his way all over the world, and through all kinds of difficulties, and was now bound for Boston; in full confidence of being able to form a company for the salmon fishery and fur trade of the Columbia.
With one end in carnal combat he transfixed the enemies of his tribe; and with the other as a pastoral crook he kept in order his spiritual flock.
As the weather grew warmer the dogs were forbidden to run beside the cart, but sat at my side on the seat, Vixen with her head under the crook of my left elbow, and Garm hugging the left handrail.
He swung out his trunk with a fascinating crook at the end, and the brown baby threw itself, shouting, upon it.
His head being turned back, he passed a crook of the road, and, looking forward again, beheld the figure of a man, in grave and decent attire, seated at the foot of an old tree.
He was resting in an old chair tipped back against the house, thinking deeply, when the little girl, tired from her play, climbed into his lap and, making a cozy nest for herself in the crook of his arm, fell asleep.