Definition of 'crook'
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She fitted naturally and comfortably into the crook of my arm like the missing piece of a puzzle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You basically take a pinch, put it in the crook of your finger and then close the other nostril and have a snort. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But one of the crooks then swipes all the gold for himself. The Sun (2006)We were in silhouette as the three shepherds with our crooks. The Sun (2012)The crooks used gloves to make sure they left no fingerprints. The Sun (2016)But this one was more than just a petty crook no one would miss. The Sun (2016)Suggest he is a liar and a crook. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But get it done by hook or by crook. Times, Sunday Times (2006)YOU'D expect the immigration surge to cause a rise in crime by foreign crooks. The Sun (2014)The police must wonder why they bother to catch the crooks in the first place. The Sun (2006)Crooks are stealing the identities of real legal practices to con you and your solicitor. The Sun (2013)The crooks used forged residency documents and job references to claim huge handouts. The Sun (2011)And for this they have been made to appear like petty crooks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Bag a ticket by hook or by crook. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The case follows other attacks by freed foreign crooks. The Sun (2006)Most of my clients were harmless small-time crooks or businessmen who had committed fraud or theft. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We want another president, not a crook and a thief. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Instead, he offers a reward for turning in the crooks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is at least one notorious crook protected by his seniority and almost certain to be re-elected. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Ministers highlighted five recent cases as proof they are catching welfare crooks who cost taxpayers 1.2billion a year. The Sun (2014)I cradled her head in the crook of my elbow and rocked her slowly. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Straight as a shepherd 's crook. The Sun (2012)I bet he crooks his little finger when he drinks a cup of tea '. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
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Translations for 'crook'
British English: crook /krʊk/ NOUN
A crook is a criminal or a dishonest person.
The man is a crook and a liar.
- American English: crook
- Arabic: نَصَّاب
- Brazilian Portuguese: desonesto
- Chinese: 骗子
- Croatian: varalica
- Czech: darebák
- Danish: slyngel
- Dutch: oplichter
- European Spanish: malhechor
- Finnish: konna rikollinen
- French: escroc
- German: Betrüger
- Greek: αγύρτης
- Italian: imbroglione
- Japanese: ペテン師
- Korean: 사기꾼
- Norwegian: kjeltring
- Polish: oszust
- European Portuguese: desonesto
- Romanian: escroc
- Russian: жулик
- Spanish: malhechor
- Swedish: skurk
- Thai: คนทุจริต
- Turkish: düzenbaz
- Ukrainian: дурисвіт
- Vietnamese: kẻ lừa gạt
British English: crook VERB
If you crook your arm or finger, you bend it.
He crooked his finger: 'Come forward', he said.
Definition of crook from the Collins English Dictionary
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