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Definition of Crook


  1. A bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure.
  2. Any implement having a bent or crooked end.
  3. The staff used by a shepherd, the hook of which serves to hold a runaway sheep.
  4. A bishop's staff of office. Cf. Pastoral staff.
  5. A pothook.
  6. An artifice; trick; tricky device; subterfuge.
  7. A small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key.
  8. A person given to fraudulent practices; an accomplice of thieves, forgers, etc.
  9. To turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve.
  10. To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist.
  11. To bend; to curve; to wind; to have a curvature.

Crook Quotations

The longer I live, the more I feel that the individual is not so much to blame - not even the worst individuals, not even the 'best' citizens - as the system of corruption which has grown up about us, and which rewards an honest man with a mere living and a crook with all the magnificence of our magnificent modern life.
Lincoln Steffens

There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, 'Yes,' you know he is a crook.
Groucho Marx

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
William Wordsworth

There is no way to be truly great in this world. We are all impaled on the crook of conditioning.
James Dean

When we die, our souls still live. If you are a gangster or a bastard or a crook, your soul inhabits a donkey or something terrible.
Mohamed Al-Fayed
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Crook Translations

crook in Afrikaans is ploert
crook in Dutch is ploert, ellendeling, schavuit, boef
crook in Finnish is roisto
crook in French is escroc
crook in Italian is lestofante, pezzente
crook in Portuguese is trafulha
crook in Spanish is bergante
crook in Swedish is bedragare, krok
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