crook

1
[ kroo k ]
/ krʊk /

noun

verb (used with object)

to bend; curve; make a crook in.
Slang. to steal, cheat, or swindle: She crooked a ring from that shop.

verb (used without object)

to bend; curve.

Origin of crook

1
1125–75; Middle English crok(e) < Old Norse krāka hook

Definition for crook (2 of 3)

crook

2
[ kroo k ]
/ krʊk /

adjective Australian.

sick or feeble.
ill-humored; angry.
out of order; functioning improperly.
unsatisfactory; disappointing.

Origin of crook

2
First recorded in 1875–80; perhaps alteration of cronk

Definition for crook (3 of 3)

Crook

[ kroo k ]
/ krʊk /

noun

George,1829–90, U.S. general in Indian wars.
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British Dictionary definitions for crook

crook

/ (krʊk) /

noun

verb

to bend or curve or cause to bend or curve

adjective

Word Origin for crook

C12: from Old Norse krokr hook; related to Swedish krok, Danish krog hook, Old High German krācho hooked tool
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Idioms and Phrases with crook

crook


In addition to the idioms beginning with crook

  • crook one's elbow

also see:

  • by hook or crook
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