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Dented vs Crooked - What's the difference?

dented | crooked |

As verbs the difference between dented and crooked

is that dented is (dent) while crooked is (crook).

As an adjective crooked is

not straight; having one or more bends or angles.




  • (dent)
  • Anagrams




    Etymology 1

    (etyl) . More at dint.


    (en noun)
  • A shallow deformation in the surface of an object, produced by an impact.
  • The crash produced a dent in the left side of the car.
  • (by extension, informal) A sudden negative change, such as loss, damage, weakening, consumption or diminution, especially one produced by an external force, event or action
  • That purchase put a bit of a dent in my wallet.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=April 11 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Andy Carroll's first goals since his £35m move to Liverpool put a dent in Manchester City's Champions League hopes as they were emphatically swept aside at Anfield.}}


    (en verb)
  • To impact something, producing a dent.
  • To develop a dent or dents.
  • ''Copper is soft and dents easily.

    Etymology 2

    (etyl), from (etyl) dens, dentis, tooth. See tooth.


    (en noun)
  • (engineering) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.
  • (Knight)


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    Etymology 1

    From crook, equivalent to .


  • (crook)
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) croked, crokid, past participle of . More at (l).


    (en adjective)
  • Not straight; having one or more bends or angles.
  • We walked up the crooked path to the top of the hill.
  • Set at an angle; not vertical or square.
  • That picture is crooked - could you straighten it up for me?
  • (figuratively) Dishonest or illegal; corrupt.
  • He was trying to interest me in another one of his crooked deals.