Meaning of “crooked” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “crooked” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crooked" in American English

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us /ˈkrʊk·ɪd/

crooked adjective (OF BENT PART)

not straight or not even; twisted, bent, or uneven:

That dog’s tail is crooked.
Your glasses are on crooked.

crooked adjective (OF BAD PERSON)

done through cheating or other dishonest behavior:

Their efforts centered on crooked deals in which officials took bribes.

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"crooked" in Business English

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uk /ˈkrʊkɪd/ us informal


crooked deals
crooked politicians

(Definition of “crooked” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)