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noun as in criminal, thief

verb as in bend, angle

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Example Sentences

A bouquet of roses rested in the crook of her arm, and a crown adorned her curled blond hair.

If you are tempted to respond because the caller has some identifying information, keep in mind the crooks read the obituaries to find relatives of covid victims.

Svo had built a reputation of living up to the ideals of a vor, never giving in to the authorities, even when it meant extra jail time, and was given his due respect by crooks of all backgrounds.

From Ozy

Using information they know about people, crooks are applying for benefits and directing them electronically to their own bank accounts.

The Build the Wall case is another example of alleged crooks’ text messages coming back to haunt them.

From Fortune

Turns out, this is the second notorious crook to come from this small town.

And she was clearly more intelligent than your average crook.

The crook then produces a MetroCard of his own and offers to swipe the would-be traveler through—for a premium price.

Wall Street crook Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, has just taken three very strong, very expired sedatives.

Errichetti was a foul-mouthed megalomaniac and “a crook at heart,” Greene wrote.

I saw every crook in the fence, every rut in the road, every bush and tree long before we came to it.

Only then did I own that by hook or by crook—and mostly by crook, I was forced to suspect—they had purposely given me the slip.

I, too, am a shepherd, you know; but a shepherd in black and without his crook is somewhat in the way.

Frequently the shepherd carries a staff or crook in his hand, on which he sometimes leans, as if weary beneath his burden.

Sometimes a milk-pail is represented near a lamb, or hanging on a crook by its side, or even resting on its back.


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On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crook, such as: racketeer, robber, rogue, scoundrel, swindler, and villain.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.