Meaning of CROOK in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ krʊk ]

( crooks, crooking, crooked)


A crook is a dishonest person or a criminal. ( INFORMAL )

The man is a crook and a liar...



The crook of your arm or leg is the soft inside part where you bend your elbow or knee.

She hid her face in the crook of her arm.

N-COUNT : usu sing , the N of n


If you crook your arm or finger, you bend it.

He crooked his finger: ‘Come forward,’ he said.

VERB : V n


A crook is a long pole with a large hook at the end. A crook is carried by a bishop in religious ceremonies, or by a shepherd.

...a shepherd’s crook.



If someone says they will do something by hook or by crook , they are determined to do it, even if they have to make a great effort or use dishonest means.

They intend to get their way, by hook or by crook.

PHRASE : PHR with cl , PHR with v

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.