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crooked

adjective

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1 marked by a long series of irregular curves
  • a long, crooked line of people had formed in front of the ticket booth

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2 given to or marked by cheating and deception
  • the common belief that gambling casinos are often crooked businesses

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3 inclined or twisted to one side
  • the photo on that wall is crooked

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4 marked by, based on, or done by the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value
  • a crooked scheme to bill the government for medical services never performed

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crooked

verb
past tense of crook

Synonyms & Antonyms of crooked (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause to turn away from a straight line
  • crooked a finger

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2 to turn away from a straight line or course
  • the road suddenly crooked to the left

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The first known use of crooked was in the 13th century

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“Crooked.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/crooked. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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