By any means possible; one way or another.

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  • Origin obscure; see By hook or by crook.
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She was determined to finish the project, by hook or by crook.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'by hook or by crook':

By Hook or By CrookTo be possible in anyway, in all manners
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