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Synonyms for crook
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor(noun)

    someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

    Synonyms:
    whitlow, twist, shepherd's crook, malefactor, bend, turn, felon, criminal, outlaw

  2. bend, crook, twist, turn(noun)

    a circular segment of a curve

    "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"

    Synonyms:
    spin, felon, bend, routine, tour, outlaw, wind, bend dexter, turning, twist, crease, round, malefactor, whirl, bending, kink, braid, bit, flexure, crimp, turn of events, act, wrench, criminal, tress, pull, winding, plait, play, go, shepherd's crook, curve, number, construction, spell, good turn, fold, twirl, device, bout, plication, gimmick, turn, twisting, eddy

  3. crook, shepherd's crook(verb)

    a long staff with one end being hook shaped

    Synonyms:
    outlaw, twist, shepherd's crook, malefactor, bend, felon, criminal, turn

  4. crook, curve(verb)

    bend or cause to bend

    "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"

    Synonyms:
    trend, twist, sheer, kink, slue, arc, wind, veer, cut, slew, curl, arch, swerve, curve

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. crook

    In some cases a thing is spoken of as bent where the parts make an angle; but oftener to bend is understood to be to draw to or through a curve; as, to bend a bow. To submit or yield is to bend the mind humbly to another's wishes. To incline or influence is to bend another's wishes toward our own; to persuade is to draw them quite over. To warp is to bend silently through the whole fiber, as a board in the sun. To crook is to bend irregularly, as a crooked stick. Deflect, deviate, and diverge are said of any turning away; deviate commonly of a slight and gradual movement, diverge of a more sharp and decided one. To bias is to cut across the texture, or incline to one side; in figurative use always with an unfavorable import. Mold is a stronger work than bend; we may bend by a superior force that which still resists the constraint; as, a bent bow; we mold something plastic entirely to some desired form.

    Synonyms:
    bend, bias, bow, curve, deflect, deviate, diverge, incline, influence, mold, persuade, stoop, submit, turn, twine, twist, warp, yield

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crook(n.)

    Synonyms:
    bend, flexure, curvature, turn

  2. crook(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    bend, curve, incurvate, bow, inflect, make crooked

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crook(n)

    Synonyms:
    bend, turn, curve, curvature, deflection, crosier, pothook, artifice, trick, subterfuge, ruse

  2. crook(v)

    Synonyms:
    bend, curve, incurvate

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How to say crook in sign language?

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How to use crook in a sentence?

  1. Paul Chambers:

    It is likely that in the aftermath of next week's election, Thailand's military establishment will, by hook or by crook, win a coalition majority, but only with the help of junta-appointed senators, the use of crony senators to win would also make Prayut's electoral victory illegitimate in the eyes of most Thai people.

  2. Charley Reese:

    If you look at Washington, you see permanently camped on the banks of the Potomac spread around in concentric circles an army representing thousands of selfish interests. The sole purpose of their presence is to plunder, by hook or crook, the public treasury for the benefit of their particular people or corporations.

  3. Eric Carlson:

    I think we're up to 30,000 meals, 35,000 meals, and that just with the small trucks we have, and by hook and by crook getting supplies.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A crook and crafty rules the place where the majority of the population is either hypocrites or fools.

  5. Robyn Gershon:

    I notice a lot of people holding on the rails using their arms that are covered instead of their hands — like in the crook of the arm.


Translations for crook

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  • المحتالArabic
  • извивка, извивам, крадец, гегаBulgarian
  • Krücke, krümmen, Gauner, Ganove, Hirtenstab, KrummstabGerman
  • γκλίτσαGreek
  • curvar, cayado, enchuecar, torcedura, ladrón, ratero, ratera, truhán, truhana, doblar, torcer, doblez, curva, ladrona, curvidadSpanish
  • rikollinen, taive, koukistaa, konna, käyräsauvaFinnish
  • escroc, courbe, courber, arnaqueur, houletteFrench
  • crúcaIrish
  • maling, bajinganIndonesian
  • hirðingjastafur, þorpari, glæpamaðurIcelandic
  • ladro, truffatore, vincastro, furfante, pastoraleItalian
  • კავი, კაუჭიGeorgian
  • ವಂಚಕKannada
  • skurkNorwegian
  • afzetter, oplichter, oplichtster, bedriegster, zwendelaar, zwendelaarster, afzetster, bedriegerDutch
  • ladrão, ladraPortuguese
  • вор, сгибать, изгиб, плутRussian
  • lopovSerbo-Croatian
  • lopovSlovene

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