go crook

go crook

1. To become angry or irritated. Primarily heard in Australia. Of course he went crook—you insulted him in front of the whole town!
2. To get sick. Primarily heard in Australia. Oh, she went crook last night, so I'm here to take her place.
See also: crook, go

go crook

1 lose your temper; become angry. 2 become ill. Australian & New Zealand informal
Crook in late 19th-century Australian slang meant ‘bad’ or ‘unpleasant’.
1 1950 Coast to Coast 1949–50 What'd you do if you were expelled? Y'r old man'd go crook, I bet.
See also: crook, go
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They go Crook tomorrow with Burton insisting the Vase won't distract them again.
"That creates a problem with label placement and with proper indexing, because the packs hit each other and go crooked. Another problem is that the chunk product is packed on a vacuum machine that heats and forms the film.
"It could slide off the beams, go crooked, twist, snap the beams," he said.
"It was pretty much like if you dive in a pool and stick up your head straight after - everything was a little blurry and straight lines go crooked.