Last modified on 24 August 2014, at 03:50

crooked

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From crook, equivalent to crook +‎ -ed.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

crooked

  1. simple past tense and past participle of crook

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English croked, crokid, past participle of croken (to crook, bend). Cognate with Danish kroget (crooked). More at crook.

PronunciationEdit

  • Adjective: enPR: kro͝ok'ĭd, IPA(key): /ˈkrʊkɪd/
  • (file)
    pronunciation refers to adjective form.

AdjectiveEdit

crooked (comparative more crooked, superlative most crooked)

  1. Not straight; having one or more bends or angles.
    We walked up the crooked path to the top of the hill.
  2. Set at an angle; not vertical or square.
    That picture is crooked - could you straighten it up for me?
  3. (figuratively) Dishonest or illegal; corrupt.
    He was trying to interest me in another one of his crooked deals.
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