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  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. 




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