Crook v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crooked p. pr. & vb. n. Crooking.]
1. To turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve.
Crook the pregnant hinges of the knee. --Shak.
2. To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist. [Archaic]
There is no one thing that crooks youth more than such unlawfull games. --Ascham.
What soever affairs pass such a man's hands, he crooketh them to his own ends. --Bacon.
1. Characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning; bent; twisted; deformed. “Crooked paths.”
he is deformed, crooked, old, and sere. --Shak.
2. Not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted from the right.
They are a perverse and crooked generation. --Deut. xxxii. 5.
3. False; dishonest; fraudulent; as, crooked dealings.
Crooked whisky, whisky on which the payment of duty has been fraudulently evaded. [Slang, U.S.]
adj 1: having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or
aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
2: not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive [syn: corrupt]
3: irregular in shape or outline; "asymmetrical features"; "a
dress with an crooked hemline" [syn: asymmetrical]
4: having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect; "a little
oldish misshapen stooping woman" [syn: hunched, round-backed,
round-shouldered, stooped, stooping]