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crook

 
Noun crook has 3 senses
  1. criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor - someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
    --1 is a kind of wrongdoer, offender
    --1 has particulars:
     accessory, accessary; arsonist, incendiary, firebug; blackmailer, extortioner, extortionist; bootlegger, moonshiner; briber, suborner; conspirator, coconspirator, plotter, machinator; desperado, desperate criminal; fugitive, fugitive from justice; gangster, mobster; highbinder; highjacker, hijacker; hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer; kidnapper, abductor, snatcher; mafioso; moll, gun moll, gangster's moll; murderer, liquidator, manslayer; probationer, parolee; pusher, drug peddler, peddler, drug dealer, drug trafficker; racketeer; raper, rapist; recidivist, repeater, habitual criminal; scofflaw; smuggler, runner, contrabandist, moon curser, moon-curser; thief, stealer; traitor, treasonist; violator, lawbreaker, law offender; Bonney, William H. Bonney, Billie the Kid; James, Jesse James; MacGregor, Robert MacGregor, Rob Roy
  2. bend, crook, turn - a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
    --2 is a kind of curve, curved shape
    --2 has particulars: bight
    Derived form: verb crook1
  3. crook, shepherd's crook - a long staff with one end being hook shaped
    --3 is a kind of staff
Verb crook has 1 sense
  1. crook, curve - bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"
    --1 is one way to bend, flex
    Derived form: noun crook2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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