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crook

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[ krook ]
/ krʊk /
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Definition of crook

noun
verb (used with object)
to bend; curve; make a crook in: He crooked a finger to get the waitperson's attention.
Slang. to steal, cheat, or swindle: She crooked a ring from that shop.
verb (used without object)
to bend; curve: My little toe crooks to the side.
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Origin of crook

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First recorded in 1125–75; Middle English crok, crouk, from Old Norse krōkr “hook, barb, corner”

Other definitions for crook (2 of 3)

crook2
[ krook ]
/ krʊk /

adjective Australian.
sick or feeble.
ill-humored; angry.
out of order; functioning improperly.

Origin of crook

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First recorded in 1875–80; perhaps alteration of cronk

Other definitions for crook (3 of 3)

Crook
[ krook ]
/ 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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