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American English: /krʊk/
British English: /krʊk/

Translation of crook in Spanish:


  • 1 (criminal)
    pillo, (-lla) (masculine, feminine) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Bernie's team work hard to catch thieves, whether car crooks or shoplifters.
    • The majority of prisoners are crooks, thugs, murderers and rapists, who took the lives of people and did irreparable damage to women and young girls.
    • The sport, if that's what it is, has seen way more than its fair share of gangsters and con men and other crooks.
  • 2 2.1 (of the arm)
    (parte interior del codo)
    2.2 (of shepherd)
    Example sentences
    • Every year more and more shepherds hang up their crooks.
    • Reaper stood calmly with the base of his scythe planted on the ground, looking like a shepherd with his crook.
    • The shepherd's crook is not for beating the sheep, but for catching hold of them if they go into danger where the shepherd's arm can't reach them.
    Example sentences
    • Dressed in full regalia with mitre and crook, Bishop David then led a prayer of thanks for the new school and everyone who worked and studied in it.
    • Instead the Mitchell brothers are generally busy making crooks for bishops and hikers.
    • Now I find myself completely unmoved by badges of hierarchy, of mitres and crooks and crowns.
    Example sentences
    • I tapped a vein in the crook of my elbow to demonstrate.
    • That's not as easy a task as it was when I was a young man, but there one was, neatly in the crook of my elbow.
    • I started getting patches of it in the crook of my elbows, on my neck and around my eyes.

transitive verb

  • (finger/arm)
    he crooked his finger at me
    me llamó or me hizo señas con el dedo
    she's only got to crook her (little) finger for him to come running
    no tiene más que mover un dedo para que él venga corriendo
    Example sentences
    • ‘Don't put your filthy hands on it,’ I said crooking a finger at her.
    • ‘Come with me,’ she said calmly, crooking her finger at him, turning and walking down the corridor.
    • Caroline stopped walking and turned to her husband, crooking her finger.

adjective -er, -est

(Australia) [colloquial]
  • 1.1 (ill, sick) (predicative) to feel crook
    sentirse mal
    1.2 (bad)
    Example sentences
    • So laughter is the answer to all the crook things that happen.
    • This is about units in the normal market, which are regarded by many as a crook investment at the best of times.
    • We had a bad phone call at about 1.30 in the morning and after that have had a couple of crook letters.
    1.3 (angry) See examples: to go crook at o on somebody
    ponerse hecho basilisco or una furia con alguien [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Michael came to Britain when his frail crook father returned and gave himself up in May, after 35 years on the run.
    • ‘I'm not a doctor but if blokes are crook they should stay home,’ he said.
    • And despite battling a weak heart and a crook knee, Donald can't see himself giving away his volunteer work anytime soon.

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