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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

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

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'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

Nixon was a crook, of course, but he was also a rabid football fan - and he knew the game, which still astounds me, but I have always had a soft spot for him because of it.
Hunter S. Thompson
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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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