crook crook  /ˈkrʊk/


  1. (n) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
  2. (n) a circular segment of a curve
  3. (n) a long staff with one end being hook shaped
  4. (v) bend or cause to bend


  1. After Reid's arrest, the bare bones of his life as a small-time London crook came out, and he claimed to have made the bomb from a recipe on the Internet.
  2. Few bird lovers would crook their necks to look at a Rembrandt.


  1. After delighting kids for 50 years, Rusty Crook and family will close south Reno day camp

    Rusty Crook still has a hard time believing he'll be turning 80 this summer.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

  2. 90G jewel thief hits Tiffany

    NYPD A dapper thief made a fast break from Tiffany after swiping two necklaces worth $90,000 from a counter at the jeweler's flagship store on Fifth Avenue. The crook, clad in a suit and tie and swinging an umbrella in his hand, asked to see two diamond necklaces...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. Trenton High grad Crook, Florence High grad Fillmyer could be picked in MLB First-Year Player Draft

    Narciso Crook and Heath Fillmyer have seen their stocks rise.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

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