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Synonyms of crook in English:


  • 1 informal the crook got five years for swindling two families
    young offender, juvenile delinquent;
    felon, thief, robber, armed robber, burglar, housebreaker, shoplifter, mugger, fraudster, confidence trickster, swindler, racketeer, gunman, gangster, outlaw, bandit, terrorist, rapist;
    in Japan yakuza
    North American informal yardbird, yegg
    Australian informal crim
    South African informal lighty
    West Indian informal tief
    British rhyming slang tea leaf
    informal, dated cracksman
    archaic miscreant, trespasser, trusty, transport
    [Antonyms] law-abiding citizen
  • 2 the leopard sat in the crook of a tree branch
    bend, curve, curvature, kink, bow, elbow, angle, fork, intersection
    technical flexure
  • verb

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  • he crooked his finger and called over the waiter
    cock, flex, bend, curve, curl, angle, hook, bow
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