- n. 骗子，坏蛋；弯处，弯曲部分；钩状物
- vt. 使弯曲；欺骗，诈骗
- vi. 弯曲，成钩形
- n. (Crook)人名；(英)克鲁克
1. encroach =》crook.
来自PIE*sker, 转，弯，词源同curve, crank.
- crook:  A crook ‘criminal’ is almost literally a ‘bent’ person. The underlying meaning of the word is ‘bend, curve, hook’, as can be seen in other applications such as ‘shepherd’s staff with a crooked end’, and particularly in the derivative crooked . Crook was borrowed into English from Old Norse krókr ‘hook, corner’. Old French also acquired the Old Norse word, as croc, and passed it on to English in crochet, croquet, crotchet, and encroach; and the derived verbs crocher and crochier produced respectively a new noun croche ‘hook’, source of English crotch , and the English verb crouch .
Moreover, Old French also had croce, resulting from an earlier borrowing of the word’s ultimate West and North Germanic base *krukintroduced into Vulgar Latin as *croccus, and this was eventually to form the basis of English crosier  and perhaps lacrosse .
=> croquet, crosier, crotch, crotchet, crouch, encroach, lacrosse
- crook (n.)
- early 13c., "hook-shaped instrument or weapon," from Old Norse krokr "hook, corner," cognate with Old High German kracho "hooked tool," of obscure origin but perhaps related to a widespread group of Germanic kr- words meaning "bent, hooked." Meaning "swindler" is American English, 1879, from crooked in figurative sense of "dishonest" (1708). Crook "dishonest trick" was in Middle English.
- 1. In his preoccupation with Robyn, Crook had neglected everything.
- 2. Crook had resigned his post rather than be party to such treachery.
- 3. "We supply financial information to selected clients," Crook said loftily.
- 4. Donaldson was a petty crook with a string of previous offences.
- 5. She hid her face in the crook of her arm.
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