Associations to the word «Crook»


CROOK, noun. A bend; turn; curve; curvature; a flexure.
CROOK, noun. A bending of the knee; a genuflection.
CROOK, noun. A bent or curved part; a curving piece or portion (of anything).
CROOK, noun. (obsolete) A lock or curl of hair.
CROOK, noun. (obsolete) A gibbet.
CROOK, noun. (obsolete) A support beam consisting of a post with a cross-beam resting upon it; a bracket or truss consisting of a vertical piece, a horizontal piece, and a strut.
CROOK, noun. A shepherd's crook; a staff with a semi-circular bend ("hook") at one end used by shepherds.
CROOK, noun. A bishop's staff of office.
CROOK, noun. An artifice; a trick; a contrivance.
CROOK, noun. A person who steals, lies, cheats or does other dishonest or illegal things; a criminal.
CROOK, noun. A pothook.
CROOK, noun. (music) A small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key.
CROOK, verb. (transitive) To bend.
CROOK, verb. To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist.
CROOK, adjective. (Australia) (New Zealand) (slang) Bad, unsatisfactory, not up to standard.
CROOK, adjective. (Australia) (New Zealand) (slang) Ill, sick.
CROOK, adjective. (Australia) (New Zealand) (slang) Annoyed, angry; upset.
CROOK AND NANNY, noun. (often preceded by "every") A very small place; mistaken form of nook and cranny
CROOK AND NANNY, noun. (rare) (often preceded by "every") Average person or people.

Dictionary definition

CROOK, noun. Someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime.
CROOK, noun. A circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path".
CROOK, noun. A long staff with one end being hook shaped.
CROOK, verb. Bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply".

Wise words

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