Meaning of “crook” in the English Dictionary

"crook" in British English

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uk /krʊk/ us /krʊk/


uk /krʊk/ us /krʊk/ Australian English informal

crookverb [ T ]

uk /krʊk/ 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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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 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)