Meaning of CROOKED in English

CROOKED

transcription, транскрипция: [ krʊkɪd ]

1.

If you describe something as crooked , especially something that is usually straight, you mean that it is bent or twisted.

...the crooked line of his broken nose.

...a crooked little tree.

≠ straight

ADJ

2.

A crooked smile is uneven and bigger on one side than the other.

Polly gave her a crooked grin.

= lopsided

ADJ

• crook‧ed‧ly

Nick was smiling crookedly at her.

ADV

3.

If you describe a person or an activity as crooked , you mean that they are dishonest or criminal. ( INFORMAL )

...a crooked cop...

= bent

ADJ

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