Pronunciation: kr??k
n.1.A bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure.
2.Any implement having a bent or crooked end.
He left his crook, he left his flocks.
- Prior.
3.A pothook.
4.An artifice; trick; tricky device; subterfuge.
For all yuor brags, hooks, and crooks.
- Cranmer.
5.(Mus.) A small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key.
6.A person given to fraudulent practices; an accomplice of thieves, forgers, etc.
By hook or by crook
in some way or other; by fair means or foul.
v. t.1.To turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve.
[imp. & p. p. Crooked (kr??kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Crooking.]
Crook the pregnant hinges of the knee.
- Shak.
2.To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist.
v. i.1.To bend; to curve; to wind; to have a curvature.
Noun1.crookcrook - someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
2.crookcrook - a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
Synonyms: bend, turn
3.crook - a long staff with one end being hook shaped
Verb1.crook - bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"
Synonyms: curve
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