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crook

crook

 
 
pronunciation:
krUk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something bent, curved, or hooked.
The deer jumped over the crook in the stream.
similar words:
bend
definition 2: a hooked tool.
The shepherd used his crook to rescue a sheep that had fallen in the pond.
definition 3: a thief.
The police caught the crook in the act of stealing.
similar words:
thief
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: crooked, crooking, crooks
definition: to bend, curve, or hook.
When it was time to leave, she crooked a finger at me.
similar words:
bend