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crooked


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crooked  \Crook"ed\  (kr??k"?d),  a. 
  1.  Characterized  by  a  crook  or  curve;  not  straight;  turning; 
  bent;  twisted;  deformed.  ``Crooked  paths.''  --Locke. 
 
  he  is  deformed,  crooked,  old  and  sere.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Not  straightforward;  deviating  from  rectitude;  distorted 
  from  the  right 
 
  They  are  a  perverse  and  crooked  generation.  --Deut. 
  xxxii  5. 
 
  3.  False;  dishonest;  fraudulent;  as  crooked  dealings. 
 
  {Crooked  whisky},  whisky  on  which  the  payment  of  duty  has 
  been  fraudulently  evaded.  [Slang,  U.S.]  --Barlett. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crook  \Crook\  (kr??k),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crooked}  (kr??kt); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crooking}.]  [OE.  croken;  cf  Sw  kr?ka,  Dan. 
  kr?ge.  See  Crook,  n.] 
  1.  To  turn  from  a  straight  line  to  bend;  to  curve. 
 
  Crook  the  pregnant  hinges  of  the  knee.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  turn  from  the  path  of  rectitude;  to  pervert;  to 
  misapply;  to  twist.  [Archaic] 
 
  There  is  no  one  thing  that  crooks  youth  more  than 
  such  unlawfull  games.  --Ascham. 
 
  What  soever  affairs  pass  such  a  man's  hands,  he 
  crooketh  them  to  his  own  ends  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crooked 
  adj  1:  having  or  marked  by  bends  or  angles;  not  straight  or 
  aligned;  "crooked  country  roads";  "crooked  teeth" 
  [ant:  {straight}] 
  2:  not  straight;  dishonest  or  immoral  or  evasive  [syn:  {corrupt}] 
  [ant:  {straight}] 
  3:  irregular  in  shape  or  outline;  "asymmetrical  features";  "a 
  dress  with  an  crooked  hemline"  [syn:  {asymmetrical}] 
  4:  having  the  back  and  shoulders  rounded;  not  erect;  "a  little 
  oldish  misshapen  stooping  woman"  [syn:  {hunched},  {round-backed}, 
  {round-shouldered},  {stooped},  {stooping}] 




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