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crookedadjective

uk   us   /ˈkrʊk.ɪd/

crooked adjective (BENT)

not forming a straight line, or having many bends: You have to drive slowly on these crooked country roads. His front teeth are crooked.

crooked adjective (CRIMINAL)

informal dishonest: crooked police officers
crookedly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She smiled crookedly at me.
Translations of “crooked”
in Korean 구불어진…
in Arabic مُعْوَّج, مُنْحَني…
in Portuguese torto…
in Catalan tort…
in Japanese 曲がった…
in Italian storto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 彎曲的, 歪的,不直的…
in Russian кривой, нечестный…
in Turkish yamuk, çarpık, eğri büğrü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 弯曲的, 歪的,不直的…
in Polish krzywy, nieuczciwy…
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