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crock

2 [krok]
noun
1.
a person or thing that is old, decrepit, or broken-down.
2.
Slang. a person who complains about or insists on being treated for an imagined illness.
3.
an old ewe.
4.
an old worn-out horse.
verb (used with object)
5.
British Slang. to disable or injure.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English crok old ewe, perhaps akin to crack (v.) and obsolete crack whore; compare Low German krakke broken-down horse

crock

3 [krok]
noun
1.
British Dialect. soot; smut.
2.
excess surface dye from imperfectly dyed cloth.
verb (used with object)
3.
British Dialect. to soil with soot.
verb (used without object)
4.
(of cloth) to give off excess surface dye when rubbed.

Origin:
1650–60; origin uncertain

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crock1 (krɒk)
 
n
1.  an earthen pot, jar, etc
2.  a piece of broken earthenware
3.  informal (US), (Canadian) Also: crock of shit a quantity or source of lies or nonsense
 
[Old English crocc pot; related to Old Norse krukka jug, Middle Low German krūke pot]

crock2 (krɒk)
 
n
1.  slang chiefly (Brit) a person or thing, such as a car, that is old or decrepit (esp in the phrase old crock)
2.  an old broken-down horse or ewe
 
vb
3.  slang chiefly (Brit) to become or cause to become weak or disabled
 
[C15: originally Scottish; related to Norwegian krake unhealthy animal, Dutch kraak decrepit person or animal]

crock3 (krɒk)
 
n
1.  dialect chiefly (Brit) soot or smut
2.  colour that rubs off fabric
 
vb
3.  dialect chiefly (Brit) (tr) to soil with or as if with soot
4.  (intr) (of a dyed fabric) to release colour when rubbed, as a result of imperfect dyeing
 
[C17: probably from crock1]

crocked (krɒkt)
 
adj
1.  (Brit) injured
2.  (US), (Canadian) drunk

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crock
O.E. crocc, crocca "pot," from P.Gmc. *krogu "pitcher, pot." Used as an image of worthless rubbish since 19c., perhaps from the use of crockery as chamberpots.
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