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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 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)







"crook" in British English

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crooknoun

uk   /krʊk/  us   /krʊk/

crookadjective

uk   /krʊk/  us   /krʊk/ Australian English informal

crookverb [T]

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