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crook

noun uk   /krʊk/ us  

crook noun (CRIMINAL)

[C] informal a very dishonest person, especially a criminal or a cheat: These politicians are just a bunch of crooks.

crook noun (BEND)

the crook of your arm the inside part of your arm where it bends

crook noun (STICK)

[C] a long stick with a curved end, especially one carried by a shepherd or a bishop

crook

adjective uk   /krʊk/ Australian English informal us  
bad or ill

crook

verb [T] uk   /krʊk/ old-fashioned us  
to bend your arm or finger: She delicately crooked her little finger as she picked up her cup.
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