Crook meaning

kro͝ok
A person who steals, lies, cheats or does other dishonest or illegal things; a criminal.
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(informal) One who makes a living by dishonest methods.
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(Australia, New Zealand, slang) Ill, sick.

I′m feeling a bit crook.

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Not honest; crooked.
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Not well; ill.
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A curve or bend; a turn.

A crook in the path.

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To make a crook in; bend.

Crooked an arm around the package.

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To bend or curve.
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A hooked, bent, or curved thing or part; hook.
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A bending or being bent.
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A bend or curve.
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To bend or curve.
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To bend or curve.
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She held the baby in the crook of her arm.

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A bending of the knee; a genuflection.
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A bent or curved part; a curving piece or portion (of anything).

The crook of a cane.

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Crook is defined as a person who is dishonest and who steals things (such as money) that belong to others.

An example of a crook is someone who creates an identity theft scheme in order to steal money from people.

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Of poor quality; inferior.
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(informal) A person who steals or cheats; swindler or thief.
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Out of order; faulty.
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(slang) To steal.
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A shepherd's crook; a staff with a semi-circular bend ("hook") at one end used by shepherds.
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A bishop's staff of office.
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(music) A small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key.
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To bend.

He crooked his finger toward me.

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To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist.
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(Australia, New Zealand, slang) Bad, unsatisfactory, not up to standard.

That work you did on my car is crook, mate.

Not turning up for training was pretty crook.

Things are crook at Tallarook.

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To crook is to bend something, such as bending your finger to signal.

An example of crook is when you bend your finger and make a "come here" sign with it.

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An implement or tool, such as a bishop's crosier or a shepherd's staff, with a bent or curved part.
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A part that is curved or bent like a hook.
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(Australia, New Zealand, slang) Annoyed, angry; upset.

Be crook at/about; go crook at.

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The definition of a crook is a bend in something.

An example of a crook is a sharp turn in a road or creek.

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Origin of crook

  • Middle English crok from Old Norse krōkr

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From crooked or crook

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English croke, crok, from Old English *crōc (“hook, bend, crook”), from Proto-Germanic *krōkaz (“bend, hook”), from Proto-Indo-European *greg- (“tracery, basket, bend”). Cognate with Dutch kreuk (“a bend, fold, wrinkle”), Middle Low German kroke, krake (“fold, wrinkle”), Danish krog (“crook, hook”), Swedish krok (“crook, hook”), Icelandic krókur (“hook”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From crooked (“dishonestly come by”).

    From Wiktionary