crooked


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            Crook the pregnant hinges of the knee. --Shak.
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   2. To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to
      misapply; to twist. [Archaic]
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            There is no one thing that crooks youth more than
            such unlawfull games.                 --Ascham.
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            What soever affairs pass such a man's hands, he
            crooketh them to his own ends.        --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crooked \Crook"ed\ (kr??k"?d), a.
   1. Characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning;
      bent; twisted; deformed. "Crooked paths." --Locke.
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            he is deformed, crooked, old, and sere. --Shak.
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   2. Not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted
      from the right.
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            They are a perverse and crooked generation. --Deut.
                                                  xxxii. 5.
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   3. False; dishonest; fraudulent; as, crooked dealings.
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   Crooked whisky, whisky on which the payment of duty has
      been fraudulently evaded. [Slang, U.S.] --Barlett.
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