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Noun
Plural for a person who is dishonest or a criminal
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“A small-time crook threatens to blow up a New York landmark unless his demands for money are met.”
Noun
Plural for a person or criminal who robs or steals
“Two cowpokes aid a young girl whose cattle are being stolen by a crook.”
Noun
Plural for a bend, curve or hook in something
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“When I was walking one day, I came to a crook in the road, and I stood there wondering which way to go.”
Noun
Plural for a staff with a semi-circular bend at one end, typically used by shepherds
“I fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy staff and thy crook are my comfort.”
Noun
Plural for a person who swindles or defrauds others by means of gaining their trust deceitfully
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Noun
Plural for a long, rigid stick used as support or as a walking aid
Verb
To deviate, or cause to deviate, from a straight line
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“I would change my course whenever I saw the road crook. If I thought it crooked too much, I would cut across.”
Verb
To bend at an angle
“Rather than lead him home like a child, she made him crook his arm and she slipped her hand into it.”
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