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Meaning of “crook” in the English Dictionary

"crook" in British English

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crooknoun

uk   us   /krʊk/

crookadjective

uk   us   /krʊk/ Australian English informal

crookverb [T]

uk   us   /krʊk/ old-fashioned
(Definition of crook from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crook" in American English

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crooknoun

 us   /krʊk/
  • 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 ​bentpart of something, esp. the ​innerpart: Kids should ​learn to ​sneeze and ​cough into the crooks of ​theirelbows.
(Definition of crook from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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