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Definition of "crook" []

  • An implement or tool, such as a bishop's crosier or a shepherd's staff, with a bent or curved part. (noun)
  • A part that is curved or bent like a hook. (noun)
  • A curve or bend; a turn: a crook in the path. (noun)
  • Informal One who makes a living by dishonest methods. (noun)
  • To make a crook in; bend. (verb-transitive)
  • A curved or hooked thing (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A staff with a hooked end, such as a bishop's crosier or shepherd's staff (noun)
  • A turn or curve; bend (noun)
  • A dishonest person, esp a swindler or thief (noun)
  • The act or an instance of crooking or bending (noun)
  • A piece of tubing added to a brass instrument in order to obtain a lower harmonic series (noun)
  • To bend or curve or cause to bend or curve (verb)
  • Ill (adjective)
  • Of poor quality (adjective)
  • Unpleasant; bad (adjective)

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Use "crook" in a sentence
  • "How many times do we have to tell you a crook is a crook is a crook."
  • "If this crook is the top for the GOP then that alone would let you know what type of people the GOP's are."
  • "Makes no difference a crook is a crook no matter what color."