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Pronunciation: /krʊk/

Translation of crook in Spanish:


  • 1 (criminal) sinvergüenza (masculine and feminine), pillo, (masculine, feminine) [colloquial/familiar]
    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) cayado (masculine); (of bishop) báculo (masculine)
    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/verbo transitivo

  • [finger/arm] doblar 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

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

(Australia) [colloquial/familiar]
  • 1.1 (ill, sick) (predicative/predicativo) to feel crook sentirse* mal 1.2 (bad) [food/drink] malo 1.3 (angry) to go crook at o on sb ponerse* hecho basilisco or una furia con algn [colloquial/familiar]

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