(esp. of a situation) Bad, unpleasant, or unsatisfactory
it was pretty crook on the land in the early 1970s
(of a person or a part of the body) Unwell or injured
a crook knee
some pretty crook things went on there
Bend (something, esp. a finger as a signal)
he crooked a finger for the waitress
The hooked staff of a shepherd
A bishop's crozier
A bend in something, esp. at the elbow in a person's arm
her head was cradled in the crook of Luke's left arm
A piece of extra tubing that can be fitted to a brass instrument to lower the pitch by a set interval
A metal tube on which the reed of some wind instruments (such as the bassoon) is set
A person who is dishonest or a criminal
bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"
criminal: someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
bend: a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
a long staff with one end being hook shaped
Crook (originally titled Crook: It's Good to Be Bad) is an upcoming Hindi thriller film directed by Mohit Suri. Emraan Hashmi and Neha Sharma play pivotal roles in the film. The film is scheduled for release on October 8, 2010.
A crook, also sometimes called a shank, is an exchangeable segment of tubing in a natural horn (or other brass instrument, such as a natural trumpet) which is used to change the length of the pipe, altering the fundamental pitch and harmonic series which the instrument can sound, and thus the ...
Le Voyou, also known as The Crook, is a highly stylized French action movie which follows Simon the Swiss during his largest heist. ...
A person who steals, lies, cheats or does other dishonest or illegal things; a criminal; A shepherd's crook; a staff with a semi-circular bend ("hook") at one end used by shepherds; A bend; To bend; ill, sick; not right, not up to standard
(Crooks) 1) Length of brass tubing added to a brasswind to change its key as from F to Eb or from C to Bb 2) musical instrument sales personal (well, some of them).
(Crooks) The only African American hand on the ranch, referred to as a "nigger" by almost all. Like Candy he is crippled; his nickname refers to a crooked back resulting from being kicked by a horse. ...
longitudinal bending to one side, caused by uneven seasoning or grain.
a tree defect characterized by a sharp bend in the main stem.
Abrupt bend in a tree or log (24).
a warp along the length of the edge
The distortion of a board in which there is a deviation, in a direction perpendicular to the edge, from a straight line from end to end of the piece.
A staff with a bent head used by a shepherd. For a crook used by a bishop use crozier.
As seedling emerges from the soil before stem becomes erect; used in beans and peas.
sick, poorly, also to go crook at, meaning to be angry with, or to put someone crook , meaning to give someone bad advice
A defect in trees or logs, consisting of an abrupt bend, that can result from insect-induced topkill and recovery by a lateral branch. A minor crook is called a Crease. See also Fork, Shepherd's Crook, and Staghead.
Sick, ill, as in He's crook. Also angry, as in Don't go crook on him.
sick or ill; angry or ill-humored; bad or wrong; out of order or unsatisfactory; derived by alteration of German krank (sick)
1. sick; ill; feeling bad: e.g., He's really crook, so he took a sickie. 2. angry; ill-tempered; annoyed: e.g., He'll go crook at you when he finds out how much you paid for that thing. 4. not up to par: e.g., the weather's gone crook today. 6. badly made or badly done, e.g. ...
(of his arm) (n.): The crook of your arm is the inside part of your arm where it bends at the elbow.
Used to describe the terminal swirl in the tail.
not up to par; off; not so good. I have heard people comment on "feeling crook," and on a television gardening show, the host was giving remedies for a lawn that was "a bit crook." Aussie Colin Mclean offered a more specific definition: "ill, can also be used for criminal, or also dogey."