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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.
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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