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This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news - if you're a crook.
Larry Elder

Meaning of "crook" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CROOK

From Old Norse krokr hook; related to Swedish krok, Danish krog hook, Old High German krācho hooked tool.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CROOK

crook  [krʊk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CROOK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crook is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb crook in English.

WHAT DOES CROOK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of crook in the English dictionary

The first definition of crook in the dictionary is a curved or hooked thing. Other definition of crook is a staff with a hooked end, such as a bishop's crosier or shepherd's staff. Crook is also a turn or curve; bend.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CROOK

PRESENT

Present
I crook
you crook
he/she/it crooks
we crook
you crook
they crook
Present continuous
I am crooking
you are crooking
he/she/it is crooking
we are crooking
you are crooking
they are crooking
Present perfect
I have crooked
you have crooked
he/she/it has crooked
we have crooked
you have crooked
they have crooked
Present perfect continuous
I have been crooking
you have been crooking
he/she/it has been crooking
we have been crooking
you have been crooking
they have been crooking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I crooked
you crooked
he/she/it crooked
we crooked
you crooked
they crooked
Past continuous
I was crooking
you were crooking
he/she/it was crooking
we were crooking
you were crooking
they were crooking
Past perfect
I had crooked
you had crooked
he/she/it had crooked
we had crooked
you had crooked
they had crooked
Past perfect continuous
I had been crooking
you had been crooking
he/she/it had been crooking
we had been crooking
you had been crooking
they had been crooking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will crook
you will crook
he/she/it will crook
we will crook
you will crook
they will crook
Future continuous
I will be crooking
you will be crooking
he/she/it will be crooking
we will be crooking
you will be crooking
they will be crooking
Future perfect
I will have crooked
you will have crooked
he/she/it will have crooked
we will have crooked
you will have crooked
they will have crooked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been crooking
you will have been crooking
he/she/it will have been crooking
we will have been crooking
you will have been crooking
they will have been crooking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would crook
you would crook
he/she/it would crook
we would crook
you would crook
they would crook
Conditional continuous
I would be crooking
you would be crooking
he/she/it would be crooking
we would be crooking
you would be crooking
they would be crooking
Conditional perfect
I would have crook
you would have crook
he/she/it would have crook
we would have crook
you would have crook
they would have crook
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been crooking
you would have been crooking
he/she/it would have been crooking
we would have been crooking
you would have been crooking
they would have been crooking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you crook
we let´s crook
you crook
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to crook
Past participle
crooked
Present Participle
crooking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CROOK


abrooke
əˈbrʊk
Alanbrooke
ˈælənˌbrʊk
Baruch
ˈbɛərʊk
Beaverbrook
ˈbiːvəˌbrʊk
Bolingbroke
ˈbɒlɪŋˌbrʊk
brook
brʊk
Brooke
brʊk
cleruch
ˈklɛəˌrʊk
donnybrook
ˈdɒnɪˌbrʊk
drook
drʊk
drouk
drʊk
Innsbruck
ˈɪnzbrʊk
Pembroke
ˈpɛmbrʊk
rook
rʊk
Sherbrooke
ˈʃɜːˌbrʊk
Tobruk
təˈbrʊk
zamboorak
zæmˈbʊərʊk
zomboruk
zʌmˈbʊərʊk
zumbooruk
zʌmˈbʊərʊk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CROOK

croodle
crookback
crookbacked
crooked
crooked on
crookedly
crookedness
crookery
Crookes
Crookes dark space
Crookes lens
Crookes radiometer
Crookes space
Crookes tube
crookneck
crool
crool someone´s pitch
croon
crooner
crooning

WORDS THAT END LIKE CROOK

an open book
babbling brook
book
by hook or crook
cook
Facebook
go crook
guestbook
handbook
hook
in my book
look
nook
notebook
on the hook
outlook
shepherd´s crook
the book
the New Look
took

Synonyms and antonyms of crook in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CROOK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «crook» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of crook

Translation of «crook» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CROOK

Find out the translation of crook to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crook from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crook» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

骗子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

malhechor
570 millions of speakers

English

crook
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बदमाश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَصَّاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жулик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desonesto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাঁক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

escroc
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Crook
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Betrüger
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ペテン師
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사기꾼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crook
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kẻ lừa gạt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தவறான வழியிலோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुरूप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dolandırıcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

imbroglione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oszust
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дурисвіт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

escroc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγύρτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skelm
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skurk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjeltring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crook

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CROOK»

The term «crook» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.616 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CROOK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «crook» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «crook» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crook

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10 QUOTES WITH «CROOK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crook.
1
Mohamed Al-Fayed
When we die, our souls still live. If you are a gangster or a bastard or a crook, your soul inhabits a donkey or something terrible.
2
Ronald Biggs
There's a difference between criminals and crooks. Crooks steal. Criminals blow some guy's brains out. I'm a crook.
3
Peter M. Brant
There are people who say, 'Oh, he's a crook.' But I'm not a crook.
4
James Dean
There is no way to be truly great in this world. We are all impaled on the crook of conditioning.
5
Joe Dempsie
America has always fascinated me; it's a country where you can make it from one side to the other with no money, by hook or by crook.
6
Bernard Ebbers
I just want you to know you aren't going to church with a crook.
7
Larry Elder
This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news - if you're a crook.
8
Benny Hinn
I know me, and those close to me know me. But sadly, the outside world thinks I'm some kind of a crook.
9
Jed S. Rakoff
It's very hard to uphold individual liberty when the person you're representing is often a crook.
10
Duncan Sheik
A real foolproof way to do it is play your stuff by hook or by crook and build up a grass roots following.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CROOK»

Discover the use of crook in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crook and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Stupid Crook Book
The former "Saturday Night Live" writer's bestsellers, "America's Dumbest Criminals" and "What's the Number for 911?, " are followed by a new work that captures hilarious tales of idiotic criminals.
Leland Gregory, 2002
2
The Windvale Sprites
. . Charming and utterly unforgettable, The Windvale Sprites is Mackenzie Crook's debut children's novel, containing his own exquisite illustrations.
Mackenzie Crook, 2011
3
General George Crook: His Autobiography
General George Crook was one Civil War general who didn't win his reputation east of the Mississippi River. To him, the Civil War was just an interlude. Before and after this great conflict, Crook was an Indian fighter.
George Crook, Martin Ferdinand Schmitt, 1986
4
LEGO City: Catch That Crook!
When the Lego City bank is robbed, the robbers hide deep in the forest.
Michael Anthony Steele, 2012
5
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Junie B. Jones)
" Time Magazine: "Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty." From the Trade Paperback edition.
Barbara Park, 2010
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Crook & Chase: Our Lives, the Music, and the Stars
Nashville's most famous talk-show hosts, Crook and Chase, offer entertaining anecdotes and insider secrets about their best shows, their own rise to television fame, and their most unforgettable guests. Reprint. #160; Don't miss their
Lorianne Crook, Charlie Chase, Mickey Herskowitz, 1996
7
Computers and the Collaborative Experience of Learning
This book examines the impact of new technology on educational practice and will be valuable to psychologists studying development, group processes and education, as well as all those involved in the use of computers in education.
Charles Crook, 1996
8
Law and Life of Rome
It is about Roman law in its social context, an attempt to strengthen the bridge between two spheres of discourse about ancient Rome by using the institutions of the law to enlarge understanding of the society and bringing the evidence of ...
John Anthony Crook, 1967
9
Radio Drama: Theory and Practice
Using extracts from scripts and analysing radio broadcasts from America, Britain, Canada and Australia, the book explores the practicalities of producing drama for radio."--BOOK JACKET.
Tim Crook, 1999
10
A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb
DIVPart reportage and part protest, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb is an inquiry into the cultural logic and global repercussions of the war on terror.
Amitava Kumar, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CROOK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crook is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Crook snatches $2K in cash from gambler at Queens casino
One gambler's luck vanished when a crook snatched a wad of cash from his hand and disappeared at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
2
Timothy Crook denies elderly parents' murders
Bristol Crown Court was told of the "difficult" relationship between Mr Crook, 51, and his parents after he lost his civilian job at the MoD. «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
Bend, Crook County Fire, aided Redmond Fire Department at scene
Bend Fire Department, Crook County Fire and Rescue and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene. The fire was ... «Bend Bulletin, Jul 15»
4
James E. Crook
James E. Crook. 77, of Westfield, died July 6, 2015. Memorial Service: 11 a.m., July 10, 2015 at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 ... «Indianapolis Star, Jul 15»
5
Ormskirk fugitive hunted in Costa del Crook crackdown
The face of an Ormskirk fugitive will be plastered 13ft high on the side of a lorry and driven through holiday resorts across Spain in a bid to ... «Southport Visiter, Jul 15»
6
Body pulled from River Wear in Bishop Auckland named as Crook
The 14-year-old from Crook, County Durham, got into difficulty in Paradise Park, Bishop Auckland, and went missing. Shortly before midnight ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
7
Cheeky crook taunts Vic police
A cheeky crook has taunted police who posted his mugshot online, asking them to use a better picture. Victoria Police posted a photo of ... «Yahoo7 News, Jul 15»
8
Does Joe Flacco have an alibi? Cops want crook who looks like …
Joe Flacco signed a contract worth $121.6 million two years ago after winning a Super Bowl, and the guy who celebrated by going to a ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
9
Manolo Rose - Facecard Feat. Mike Zombie, Bizzy Crook, Black …
His latest track is quite an ambitious lineup, with Mike Zombie, Bizzy Crook, Black Dave, and Fameschool Telli coming out for the occasion. «HotNewHipHop, Jul 15»
10
PREMIERE: TwonDon Ft. Bizzy Crook – “Run It”
New Jersey's TwonDon connects with Florida native Bizzy Crook to bring listeners an anthem for the summer. The two rappers display their ... «AllHipHop, Jul 15»

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