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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crook \Crook\ (kr??k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crooked (kr??kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Crooking.] [OE. croken; cf. Sw. kr?ka, Dan. kr?ge. See Crook, n.] 1. To turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve. [1913 Webster] Crook the pregnant hinges of the knee. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] There is no one thing that crooks youth more than such unlawfull games. --Ascham. [1913 Webster] What soever affairs pass such a man's hands, he crooketh them to his own ends. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]