Results for crook

Definitions of crook:

part of speech: noun

A bend, anything bent: a staff bent at the end, as a shepherd's or bishop's: an artifice or trick.

part of speech: verb

To bend; to curve; to turn from a straight line.

part of speech: verb transitive

To bend or form into a hook: to turn from the straight line or from what is right.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To bend or be bent.

part of speech: verb transitive

To bend.

part of speech: noun

Anything bent; a curve; a shepherd's staff curved at the end.

part of speech: noun

A bend; a hooked staff; colloquially, a swindler.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To curve.

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