Meaning of crook


Pronunciation: (krook), [key]
— n.
  1. a bent or curved implement, piece, appendage, etc.; hook.
  2. the hooked part of anything.
  3. an instrument or implement having a bent or curved part, as a shepherd's staff hooked at one end or the crosier of a bishop or abbot.
  4. a dishonest person, esp. a sharper, swindler, or thief.
  5. a bend, turn, or curve: a crook in the road.
  6. the act of crooking or bending.
  7. a pothook.
  8. Also calleda device on some musical wind instruments for changing the pitch, consisting of a piece of tubing inserted into the main tube.
  1. to bend; curve; make a crook in.
  2. to steal, cheat, or swindle: She crooked a ring from that shop.
  1. to bend; curve.


Pronunciation: (krook), [key]
— adj. Australian.
  1. sick or feeble.
  2. ill-humored; angry.
  3. out of order; functioning improperly.
  4. unsatisfactory; disappointing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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