Crook - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |krʊk|  American pronunciation of the word crook
Brit.  |krʊk|  British pronunciation of the word crook


- someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime (syn: criminal, felon, malefactor, outlaw)
- a circular segment of a curve (syn: bend, turn, twist)
a crook in the path
- a long staff with one end being hook shaped


- bend or cause to bend (syn: curve)
He crooked his index finger

Extra examples

He crooked his finger at us and led us to the table.

...the road suddenly crooked to the left...

He thinks politicians are just a bunch of crooks.

The squirrel sat in the crook of the tree.

The crooks got away across the park.

He crooked his index finger

A cunning and malicious crook who suckered him without half trying.

...some small-time crook who was selling snide gems to gullible tourists...

The police are going to get these guys, by hook or by crook.

I tell you that man is a crook!

I'll pass this course by hook or by crook

Word forms

I/you/we/they: crook
he/she/it: crooks
present participle: crooking
past tense: crooked
past participle: crooked
singular: crook
plural: crooks
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