[kroo k] /krʊk/
sick or feeble.
out of order; functioning improperly.
a curved or hooked thing
a staff with a hooked end, such as a bishop’s crosier or shepherd’s staff
a turn or curve; bend
(informal) a dishonest person, esp a swindler or thief
the act or an instance of crooking or bending
Also called shank. a piece of tubing added to a brass instrument in order to obtain a lower harmonic series
to bend or curve or cause to bend or curve
(Austral & NZ, informal)
(Austral & NZ, informal) go crook, go off crook, to lose one’s temper
(Austral & NZ, informal) go crook at, go crook on, to rebuke or upbraid
early 13c., “hook-shaped instrument or weapon,” from Old Norse krokr “hook, corner,” cognate with Old High German kracho “hooked tool,” of obscure origin but perhaps related to a widespread group of Germanic kr- words meaning “bent, hooked.” Meaning “swindler” is American English, 1879, from crooked in figurative sense of “dishonest” (1708). Crook “dishonest trick” was in Middle English.
A habitual or professional criminal; a consistently dishonest person: The chief said, ”I’m not a crook” (1870s+)
To steal: He crooked my socks (1940s+)
In addition to the idioms beginning with crook crook one’s elbow
noun, Electronics. 1. a form of cathode-ray tube. noun 1. a type of cathode-ray tube in which the electrons are produced by a glow discharge in a low-pressure gas
[kroo k] /krʊk/ noun 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, especially a sharper, swindler, […]
[kroo k-nek] /ˈkrʊkˌnɛk/ noun 1. any of several varieties of squash having a long, recurved . 2. any plant bearing such fruit.
noun 1. . noun 1. a rafter for maintaining the angle between a principal rafter and a tie or collar beam. 2. a rafter bent downward at the lower end.