Definition of 'rogue'

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Example sentences containing 'rogue'

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Maybe in series three the chief goes rogue! The Sun (2016)Which got us thinking: what would that list look like if the organisers went rogue? Times, Sunday Times (2017)The loveable rogues are back with some seasonal shenanigans. The Sun (2006)Many of the problems with rogue alpha males stem directly from their most positive attributes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Rogue element on the run and in hiding? The Sun (2015)Tax bosses will be able to publicly identify rogue accountants involved. The Sun (2013)They were discovered during dawn raids yesterday to clamp down on rogue landlords. The Sun (2015)Instead he goes rogue and wages his own personal battle in this entertaining western. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their report said that one in six of us carries the rogue gene. The Sun (2007)He was a loveable rogue and a true eccentric. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Or that rogue elements in the industry appear to have been blatantly conning consumers. The Sun (2013)Bosses who employ illegals and rogue landlords who rent to them also face a major crackdown. The Sun (2013)He wants a few more rogue traders to go to jail. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But this morning was about life when your two male offspring inherit the rogue gene. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It might have been a rogue element. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Victims will no longer have to cough up for lawyers to chase rogue traders through the courts to get their money back. The Sun (2012)There is one rogue elephant in the room, of course. The Sun (2014)He leads a rogues' gallery of demonstrators. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We are keen to pursue rogue traders because it makes the hard-up feel better. The Sun (2015)It's always good to see him as he is a bit of a loveable rogue. The Sun (2008)Why can't tenants just take rogue landlords to court? Times, Sunday Times (2006)They won't suddenly go rogue and rise up. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A new law to protect consumers from rogue traders came into force this week. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In some cases, the method will be used to switch off rogue genes that promote conditions such as heart failure or cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He successfully adopted other rogue elephants into the herd, and was always overwhelmed when he found them waiting for him after a trip away. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

Synonyms of 'rogue'

scoundrel, crook, villain, fraudster

Trends of 'rogue'

Used Occasionally. rogue is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'rogue'

British English: rogue NOUN
A rogue is a man who behaves in a dishonest or criminal way.
He wasn't a rogue at all.
British English: rogue ADJECTIVE
A rogue element is someone or something that behaves differently from others of its kind, often causing damage.
Computer systems are being affected by mysterious rogue programs, known as viruses.


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