Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English *crōcian; equivalent to crok +‎ -en.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

croken

  1. To be bent; to curve:
    1. To twist; to curve multiple times.
    2. (of the body) To become crippled or distorted.
  2. To make bent; to crook:
    1. To bow or genuflect.
    2. (of the body, rare) To cripple; to disfigure.
  3. To religiously err; to fall into sin.
  4. To cause to fall into sin.
  5. (rare) To discuss misleadingly.

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: crook
  • Scots: cruik

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