Synonyms for crook
Antonyms for crook
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CROOK
And he's promised to pay for the pinto, so that don't make him a crook.
With them, the crook is presumed guilty at the outset of whatever may be charged against him.
Now, the stool-pigeon in this trick is a swell English crook.
If you'd been a crook, well, God knows how we'd a-panned out.
I am an outlaw, and get my living by hook and by crook in a manner it boots not now to tell of.
She nodded happily from her cozy position in the crook of Hilary's arm.
He walked over to Spud, lifted the dummy into position in the crook of his arm.
Charlie was not only a drunkard still, but the “crook” he was supposed to be.
By his own admission he was against the law, a “crook,” and—the penitentiary was looming.
He meant to see Diane before he turned in, by hook or by crook.
early 13c., "hook-shaped instrument or weapon," from Old Norse krokr "hook, corner," cognate with Old High German kracho "hooked tool," of obscure origin but perhaps related to a widespread group of Germanic kr- words meaning "bent, hooked." Meaning "swindler" is American English, 1879, from crooked in figurative sense of "dishonest" (1708). Crook "dishonest trick" was in Middle English.