crook englannista suomeksi
1842, William Edward Hoskins, ''De Valencourt''
- he walks bye lanes, and crooks
A bending of the knee; a genuflection.
A bent or curved part; a curving piece or portion (of anything).
(RQ:Chambers Younger Set)
A support beam consisting of a post with a cross-beam resting upon it; a bracket or truss consisting of a vertical piece, a horizontal piece, and a strut.
1970, ''The New English Bible with the Apocrypha, Oxford Study Edition'', published 1976, Oxford University Press, ''Psalms'' 23-4, p.583:
- Even though I walk through a / valley dark as death / I fear no evil, for thou art with me, / thy staff and thy crook are my / comfort.
A bishop's standard staff of office.
c. 1547, (w), ''Against Transubstantiation''
- for all your brags, hooks, and crooks
A person who steals, lies, cheats or does other dishonest or illegal things; a criminal.
1973 November 17, (w), reported 1973 November 18, ''The Washington Post'', http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/watergate/articles/111873-1.htm ''Nixon Tells Editors, ‘I'm Not a Crook’'',
- "People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I′m not a crook. I′ve earned everything I′ve got."
A small tube, usually curved, applied to a trumpet, horn, etc., to change its pitch or key.
To bend, or form into a hook.
1784, (w), Songs from ''(w)'', in ''Blake: The Complete Poems'', edited by W. H. Stevenson, Routledge, 3rd edition, 2007, p. 50,
- For if a damsel's blind or lame, / Or nature's hand has crooked her frame, / Or if she's deaf or is wall-eyed; / Yet if her heart is well inclined, / Some tender lover she shall find / That panteth for a bride.
- “(..)In the following cases: physical defect in the married parties, desertion without communication for five years,” he said, crooking a short finger covered with hair(..).
To become bent or hooked.
To turn from the path of rectitude; to pervert; to misapply; to twist.
(RQ:Ascham Works)'' doth ſaye) the whole bodye of the common wealthe ſhall flouriſhe thereafter. If the younge tree growe croked, when it is oulde, a man ſhall rather breake it than ſtreight it. And I thincke there is no one thinge that crokes youthe more then ſuch unlawful games.
1597, (w), "Of Wisdom For a Man's Self," ''(Francis Bacon)|The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral'', http://www.gutenberg.org/files/575/575-h/575-h.htm
- The referring of all to a man's self, is more tolerable in a sovereign prince; because themselves are not only themselves, but their good and evil is at the peril of the public fortune. But it is a desperate evil, in a servant to a prince, or a citizen in a republic. For whatsoever affairs pass such a man's hands, he crooketh them to his own ends; which must needs be often eccentric to the ends of his master, or state.
Bad, unsatisfactory, not up to standard.
''That work you did on my car is crook, mate.''
''Not turning up for training was pretty crook.''
1981, Herman Charles Bosman, ''The Collected Works of Herman Charles Bosman'', page 101,
- The soup was crook. It was onkus. A yellow-bellied platypus couldn′t drink it (..)
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- “They′re always crook at my home.”
''I′m feeling a bit crook.''
''be crook at/about''; ''go crook at''
2006, Jimmy Butt, Felicity Dargan, ''I've Been Bloody Lucky: The Story of an Orphan Named Jimmy Butt'', gone|went+crook+at%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0oUzT8KBE4X5mAX58pWJAg&redir_esc=yv=onepage&q=%22go|gone|went%20crook%20at%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 17,
- Ann explained to the teacher what had happened and the nuns went crook at me too.
2007, Jo Wainer, ''Bess'', ''Lost: Illegal Abortion Stories'', gone|went+crook+at%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0oUzT8KBE4X5mAX58pWJAg&redir_esc=yv=onepage&q=%22go|gone|went%20crook%20at%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 159,
- I went home on the tram, then Mum went crook at me because I was late getting home—I had tickets for Mum and her friend to go to the Regent that night and she was annoyed because I was late.