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crook

noun

1 crook

Someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime.

synonyms: criminal, felon, malefactor, outlaw.

Roget 949: bad man, wrongdoer, worker of iniquity; evildoer etc. 913; sinner; the wicked etc. 945; bad example.    villain, rascal, ... show more

Roget 792: thief, robber, homo triumliterarum [Lat.], pilferer, rifler, filcher, plagiarist.    spoiler, depredator, pillager, marauder; harpy, shark [Slang], ... show more

Dutch: boosdoener, crimineel, misdadig, misdadiger, strafrechtelijk, vogelvrije
Polish: przestępca



2 crook

A circular segment of a curve:
— A crook in the path.

synonyms: bend, turn, twist.

Roget 245: curvature, curvity, curvation; incurvature, incurvity; incurvation; bend; flexure, flexion, flection; conflexure; crook, hook, ... show more

Dutch: bocht, draai
Polish: wygięcie

3 crook

A long staff with one end being hook shaped.

synonym: shepherd's crook.

Dutch: afzetter, bedrieger, bedriegster, herdersstaf, oplichter, oplichtster, staf, zwendelaar, zwendelaarster

verb

1 crook

Bend or cause to bend:
— He crooked his index finger.

synonym: curve.

Roget 245: be curved, etc. adj.; curve, sweep, sway, swag, sag; deviate etc. 279; curl, turn; reenter.    ... show more

Roget 279: alter one's course, deviate, depart from, turn, trend; bend, curve etc. 245; swerve, heel, bear off; gybe, wear.    ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Judas, L, Malacca cane, aberrancy, aberration, advocate, alpenstock, andiron, angle, angle off, apex, appropriate, arc, arch, arm, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, bad person ... show more.

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