Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CROCKED

Poor Balfour was awfully lonely after Chamberlain crocked up.

His grandfather was crocked, his father too, and he's as bad.

They jostled and crocked against one another, rolled over and stopped.

Is this some of the vintage you crocked poor old Hinton with?

Well, is it all rot, or did you—­you know what I mean—­sham a crocked wrist?

The dog did not look at her, but crocked under him the leg that had been stiff like a ramrod and spread out another.

Yes, but he's crocked—stiff leg—so he hunts on wheels—follows in a dog-cart.

The dusk of evening had fallen and crocked the white marble and blurred the lettered legends around us.

Personally, I cant do much, because mother has crocked up and Ive got to run the Deanery.

We had our limbers and waggons chock full o' details—fellers who'd been wounded or crocked up.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English crocc, crocca "pot, vessel," from Proto-Germanic *krogu "pitcher, pot" (cf. Old Frisian krocha "pot," Old Saxon kruka, Middle Dutch cruke, Dutch kruik, Old High German kruog "pitcher," German Krug, Old Norse krukka "pot"). Perhaps from the same source as Middle Irish crocan "pot," Greek krossos "pitcher," Old Church Slavonic krugla "cup." Used as an image of worthless rubbish since 19c., perhaps from the use of crockery as chamberpots.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CROCKED

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.