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
crook• People 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 crook• A 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.