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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crook /ˈkrʊk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 crook n.
 1. A bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure.
    Through lanes, and crooks, and darkness.   --Phaer.
 2. Any implement having a bent or crooked end. Especially: (a) The staff used by a shepherd, the hook of which serves to hold a runaway sheep. (b) A bishop's staff of office. Cf. Pastoral staff.
    He left his crook, he left his flocks.   --Prior.
 3. A pothook. “As black as the crook.”
 4. An artifice; trick; tricky device; subterfuge.
    For all yuor brags, hooks, and crooks.   --Cranmer.
 5. Mus. A small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key.
 6. A person given to fraudulent practices; an accomplice of thieves, forgers, etc. [Cant, U.S.]
 By hook or by crook, in some way or other; by fair means or foul.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crook, v. i. To bend; to curve; to wind; to have a curvature. The port . . .  crooketh like a bow.”
    Their shoes and pattens are snouted, and piked more than a finger long, crooking upwards.   --Camden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a
           crime [syn: criminal, felon, outlaw, malefactor]
      2: a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a
         crook in the path" [syn: bend, turn]
      3: a long staff with one end being hook shaped [syn: shepherd's
      v : bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the
          road curved sharply" [syn: curve]