a dishonest person(informal) The man is a crook and a liar.
He was put in a cell with several hardened criminals.
He wasn't a rogue at all.
He's nothing but a rotten cheat.
The thieves snatched the camera.
As a copper, I've spent my life putting villains like him away.
robber, , ,
Armed robbers broke into a jewellers.
Swindlers have cheated investors out of £12 million.
It is difficult to believe that he is such a knave behind my back.
grifter (slang, mainly US, Canadian), ,
skelm (South Africa)
to bend or curveHe crooked his finger and said, `Come here.'
Bend the bar into a horseshoe.
I hooked my left arm over the side of the dinghy.
You can angle the slats for more shade.
He bowed slightly before taking her bag.
The track curved away below him.
Smoke was curling up the chimney.
He slowly flexed his muscles.
(Australian, New Zealand, informal) He admitted to feeling a bit crook.
He was seriously ill with pneumonia.
She's very sick.
I've just phoned Julie and she's still poorly.
My head ached and my stomach felt funny.
I was too weak to move my arms and legs.
I stopped working to care for my ailing mother.
She lay in bed looking particularly frail.
While I was ill I was too feeble to even stand.
a poorly dressed, unhealthy looking fellow with a poor complexion
All right, are you? Not feeling seedy?
He had been a sickly child.
He felt unwell as he was being driven back to his office.
laid up (informal),
I was laid up in bed with acute rheumatism.
He was prone to sickness and already felt queasy.
my infirm husband
out of sorts (informal),
At times, he has seemed lifeless and out of sorts.
dicky (British, informal),
He always has a dicky stomach after eating curry.
Sea travel makes me feel nauseous.
She felt off-colour but did not have any dramatic symptoms.
under the weather (informal),
I'm feeling a bit under the weather today.
at death's door,
The speaker was regrettably indisposed.
Are you feeling all right? You look a little peaky.
on the sick list (informal),
green about the gills
See go (off) crook
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in the sense of ailing
unwell or unsuccessful over a long periodI stopped working to care for my ailing mother.
in the sense of bow
to lower (one's head) or bend (one's knee or body) as a sign of respect, greeting, agreement, or shameHe bowed slightly before taking her bag.
in the sense of cheat
a person who cheatsHe's nothing but a rotten cheat.
Video: pronunciation of 'crook'
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Life on the edge