(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (Australia, New Zealand, slang) Bad, unsatisfactory, not up to standard.

- That work you did on my car is crook, mate

- Not turning up for training was pretty crook.

- Things are crook at Tallarook.

2. (Australia, New Zealand, slang) Ill, sick.

- I′m feeling a bit crook.

3. (Australia, New Zealand, slang) Annoyed, angry; upset.

- be crook at/about; go crook at


1. someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

Similar word(s): criminal, felon, malefactor, outlaw

Definition categories: person, principal

2. a circular segment of a curve

- a crook in the path

Similar word(s): bend, turn, twist

Definition categories: shape, curve

3. a long staff with one end being hook shaped

Definition categories: man–made, staff

Sentences with crook as a noun:

- She held the baby in the crook of her arm.

- the crook of a cane


1. bend or cause to bend

- He crooked his index finger

Similar word(s): curve

Definition categories: motion, bend, flex

Sentences with crook as a verb:

- He crooked his finger toward me.