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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcrookedcrook‧ed /ˈkrʊkɪd/ ●○○ adjective  1 BENDbent, twisted, or not in a straight line opp straightcrooked smile/grin His lips curled into a crooked smile. Your tie’s crooked. narrow crooked streets2 SCPdishonest a crooked copcrookedly adverbcrookedness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
crookedHeld crooked, a little behind him, it served no useful purpose.He never knew his father, his uncles were on the fringes of crooked activity and his drunken step-father sold second-hand cars.The land was obtained in a crooked business deal between politicians and an Arizona savings and loans association.She knows her party is vulnerable to any hint of being kind to crooked capitalists.Smoke rose out of the crooked chimney.A crooked civil servant sold hundreds of British passports on the black market, a court heard yesterday.The picture's crooked - move it a little to the left.Mary's uncle had black hair with some white in it, and high, crooked shoulders.They moved down the narrow crooked streets of the old town.crooked teethPhysically most disturbing of all was his collection of jutting and crooked teeth.Now that he was gone I supposed that the crooked would be made straight and the rough places plain.crooked smile/grinShe flashes a crooked smile, the one she says makes her look like Popeye the Sailor.The crooked smile was fixed and deliberate.
From Longman Business Dictionarycrookedcrook‧ed /ˈkrʊkɪd/ adjective informal dishonesta crooked business deala crooked politician
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