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crook

 
 
pronunciation:
krUk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a curved or hooked part of something.
The baby lay with his head in the crook of his mother's arm.Be careful going around the crook in the road.
definition 2: something bent, curved, or hooked.
similar words:
bend
definition 3: a hooked implement, such as a shepherd's staff.
The shepherd used his crook to guide the sheep.
definition 4: a thief or swindler.
The governor was accused of being a crook.
similar words:
bandit, gyp, thief
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: crooks, crooking, crooked
definition: to bend, curve, or hook.
When it was time to leave, she crooked a finger at me.
similar words:
bend
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