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adjective Australian informal
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    bad or unsatisfactory

    Kier helps repair your crook old bike as well.

    "This place is really crook ," he says, looking distastefully at the matt brown walls.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/06/2016
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    2
    ill or hurt

    If you or a family member are really crook, do you have the knowledge to decide whether you have a life threatening, emergency or urgent condition?

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/06/2016
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