Crooked
Crook Crook (kr??k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crooked} (kr??kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crooking}.] [OE. croken; cf. Sw. kr?ka, Dan. kr?ge. See Crook, n.] 1. To turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve. [1913 Webster]

Crook the pregnant hinges of the knee. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

There is no one thing that crooks youth more than such unlawfull games. --Ascham. [1913 Webster]

What soever affairs pass such a man's hands, he crooketh them to his own ends. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • crooked — crooked, devious, oblique mean not straight or straightforward. Crooked may imply the presence of material curves, turns, or bends {a crooked back} {a crooked road} {the crooked trunk of a tree} In its frequent extended use it applies especially… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Crooked — Crook ed (kr??k ?d), a. 1. Characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning; bent; twisted; deformed. Crooked paths. Locke. [1913 Webster] he is deformed, crooked, old, and sere. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Not straightforward; deviating from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • crooked — [adj1] bent, angled agee, anfractuous, angular, asymmetric, awry, bowed, catawampus*, circuitous, cockeyed*, contorted, crippled, curved, curving, deformed, deviating, devious, disfigured, distorted, errant, gnarled, hooked, incurving, indirect,… …   New thesaurus

  • Crooked — (spr. Kruked), Inselgruppe der Bahamas od. Lucayas Inseln, nordöstlich von der großen Antillen Insel Cuba …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • crooked — index circuitous, devious, fraudulent, indirect, labyrinthine, machiavellian, sinuous, sly, tortuous ( …   Law dictionary

  • crooked — ► ADJECTIVE 1) bent or twisted out of shape or position. 2) informal dishonest or illegal. 3) Austral./NZ informal annoyed; exasperated. DERIVATIVES crookedly adverb crookedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • crooked — [krookt; ] for 2 & 3 [ krook′id] adj. 1. having a crook or hook 2. not straight; bent; curved; askew ☆ 3. not straightforward; dishonest; swindling crookedly adv. crookedness n …   English World dictionary

  • crooked — [[t]kr ʊkɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as crooked, especially something that is usually straight, you mean that it is bent or twisted. ...the crooked line of his broken nose. ...a crooked little tree. Ant: straight 2) ADJ GRADED …   English dictionary

  • crooked — crook|ed [ˈkrukıd] adj 1.) bent, twisted, or not in a straight line ≠ ↑straight crooked smile/grin ▪ His lips curled into a crooked smile. ▪ Your tie s crooked. ▪ narrow crooked streets 2.) dishonest ▪ a crooked cop >crookedly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crooked — adjective 1) narrow, crooked streets Syn: winding, twisting, zigzag, meandering, tortuous, serpentine Ant: straight 2) a crooked spine Syn: bent, twisted …   Thesaurus of popular words

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