Meaning of CROOKED in English
crook ‧ ed /ˈkrʊkəd, ˈkrʊkɪd/ BrE AmE adjective
1 . bent, twisted, or not in a straight line OPP straight
His lips curled into a crooked smile.
Your tie’s crooked.
narrow crooked streets
2 . dishonest:
a crooked cop
—crookedness noun [uncountable]
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▪ bent no longer straight:
The knife was bent in the middle.
a bent nail
She kept her head bent so that Josie couldn't see her face.
▪ twisted having a bent shape that turns around - used especially when something has been damaged or is old and has lost its natural straight shape:
a twisted tree trunk
All that was left was a pile of twisted metal.
His knee was all twisted.
a twisted ankle
▪ curved bent in the shape of part of a circle, especially naturally or because something has been made that way:
The bird has a long curved bill.
a curved dagger
The plane's wings are curved.
▪ warped bent or twisted into the wrong shape because of heat or dryness:
The windows are warped and won't open anymore.
▪ crooked not straight, but bending sharply in one or more places, especially in a way that looks different from normal or does not look right - often used about a part of someone's body, a path, or a picture:
He had crooked teeth.
her crooked nose and long thin face
The boys at school used to make fun of me because I have a crooked spine.
The picture looks crooked - can you move it up on the left?
a crooked path
the narrow crooked streets of the financial district
▪ wavy having smooth bends in it, usually in a regular pattern – used about hair or lines:
her brown wavy hair
The pictures were separated by a thin wavy line.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012