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rook

noun [C] uk   us   /rʊk/

rook noun [C] (BIRD)

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 board

rook

verb [T] uk   us   /rʊk/ old-fashioned informal
to cheat someone out of some money
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