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Definition of "crook" [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)

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.

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."