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English definition of “rook”

rook

noun [C] uk   /rʊk/ us  

rook noun [C] (BIRD)

a large black bird similar to a crowOther wild birdsBirds which live by or on inland waterBirds of prey

rook noun [C] (GAME PIECE)

(informal castle) in the game of chess, a piece that can move along any number of squares in straight lines parallel to the sides of the boardChess

rook

verb [T] uk   /rʊk/ old-fashioned informal us  
to cheat someone out of some moneyCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
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