English version

crook in Crime topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcrookcrook1 /krʊk/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 informalSCC a dishonest person or a criminal The crooks got away across the park.2 TAa long stick with a curved end, used by people who look after sheep3 the crook of your arm
Examples from the Corpus
crookPeople have accused me of being a crook, but I didn't take any money that wasn't mine.Louisiana voters were faced with the choice of voting for a crook or a racist.Collins called the governor a crook and said he should be removed from office.I wouldn't do business with him - he's a crook.A crook if I ever saw one.This type of cougar has a distinctive crook in its tail.Five crooks, one detective and a drug deal gone sour.Indeed, most of the old crooks have been allowed to contest the election.a petty crookA real crook, but a fascinating article.Carey stood up, the fish held in the crook of his arm, as you would hold an infant.Glover felt hung up in the crook of a tree.