- n someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
- n a circular segment of a curve
a crook in the path
- n a long staff with one end being hook shaped
- v bend or cause to bend
He crooked his index finger
- Quirky Wall Street pioneer may be a $50 billion crook .
- 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.
- He carries memories of earlier performances (the bantam bombast of Dog Day Afternoon, the nervous belt tugging from American Buffalo, the crook'd arm from his Broadway Richard .