n. Narrow opening or fissure, esp. In rock etc. [french: related to *crevasse]
n. Team game played on a grass pitch, with bowling at a wicket defended by a batting player of the other team. not cricket colloq. Unfair behaviour. cricketer n. [origin uncertain]
- n. Grasshopper-like chirping insect. [french, imitative]
—adj. Of a rich deep red. —n. This colour. [ultimately from arabic: related to *kermes]
—n. Wrinkle or crease. —v. (-ling) form crinkles (in). crinkly adj. [related to *cringe]
—n. Permanently lame person. —v. (-ling) 1 make a cripple of; lame.
- disable, weaken, or damage seriously (crippled by strikes). [old english]
—n. Needlework in which yarn is hooked to make a lacy patterned fabric. —v. (crocheted; crocheting) (also absol.) Make using crochet. [french: related to *crotchet]
n. Person of great wealth. [name of a king of ancient lydia]
n. Person who farms a croft.
adj. (-er, -est) 1 not straight or level; bent.
- colloq. Not straightforward; dishonest, criminal. crookedly adv. Crookedness n.
n. Crop-producing plant of a specified quality. come a cropper slang fall heavily; fail badly.