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English noun: crook

1. crook (person) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime


Synonymscriminal, felon, malefactor, outlaw


Broader (hypernym)principal


Narrower (hyponym)abductor, accessary, accessory, arsonist, blackmailer, bootlegger, briber, coconspirator, conspirator, contrabandist, desperado, desperate criminal, drug dealer, drug peddler, drug trafficker, extortioner, extortionist, firebug, fugitive, fugitive from justice, gangster, gangster's moll, gaolbird, goon, gun moll, habitual criminal, highbinder, highjacker, hijacker, hood, hoodlum, incendiary, jail bird, jailbird, kidnaper, kidnapper, law offender, lawbreaker, liquidator, machinator, mafioso, manslayer, mobster, moll, moon curser, moon-curser, moonshiner, murderer, parolee, peddler, plotter, probationer, punk, pusher, racketeer, raper, rapist, recidivist, repeater, runner, scofflaw, smuggler, snatcher, stealer, strong-armer, suborner, thief, thug, tough, toughie, traitor, treasonist, violator


Instance hyponymBillie the Kid, Bonney, James, Jesse James, MacGregor, Rob Roy, Robert MacGregor, William H. Bonney

2. crook (shape) a circular segment of a curve


SamplesA bend in the road.
A crook in the path.


Synonymsbend, turn, twist


Broader (hypernym)curve, curved shape


Narrower (hyponym)bight

3. crook (artifact) a long staff with one end being hook shaped


Synonymsshepherd's crook


Broader (hypernym)staff


English verb: crook

1. crook (motion) bend or cause to bend


SamplesHe crooked his index finger.
The road curved sharply.


Synonymscurve


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bend, flex


Narrower (hyponym)recurve









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