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. 2006