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English definition of “crook”

crook

noun  /krʊk/ us  

crook noun (BAD PERSON)

[C] a person who is dishonest, esp. someone who cheats or steals: She thinks all politicians are crooks.

crook noun (BENT PART)

[C usually sing] a bent part of something, esp. the inner part: Kids should learn to sneeze and cough into the crooks of their elbows.
(Definition of crook from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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