Definitions of crook

  1. To bend or be bent; to be turned from a direct line. By hook or by crook, by right means or by wrong.
  2. To bend; make or grow crooked.
  3. To bend.
  4. To bend or form into a hook: to turn from the straight line or from what is right.
  5. To curve.
  6. To bend or be bent.
  7. To bend; to make a curve or hook; to turn from rectitude.
  8. To bend; to curve; to turn from a straight line.
  9. someone who has committed ( or been legally convicted of) a crime
  10. bend or cause to bend; " He crooked his index finger"; " the road curved sharply"
  11. A bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure.
  12. Any implement having a bent or crooked end.
  13. The staff used by a shepherd, the hook of which serves to hold a runaway sheep.
  14. A bishop's staff of office. Cf. Pastoral staff.
  15. An artifice; trick; tricky device; subterfuge.
  16. A small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key.
  17. A person given to fraudulent practices; an accomplice of thieves, forgers, etc.
  18. To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist.
  19. To bend; to curve; to wind; to have a curvature.
  20. A bend; a hooked staff; colloquially, a swindler.
  21. A bend, anything bent: a staff bent at the end, as a shepherd's or bishop's: an artifice or trick.
  22. A bend; staff bent at the end; an artifice.
  23. A bend or curve; something crooked, as a staff with a hooked end.
  24. A criminal; sharper.
  25. 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.
  26. Anything bent; a curve; a shepherd's staff curved at the end.
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