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1. crook

noun. ['ˈkrʊk'] someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime.

Synonyms

  • jail bird
  • scofflaw
  • hoodlum
  • murderer
  • smuggler
  • blackmailer
  • kidnaper
  • thug
  • criminal
  • moon curser
  • desperate criminal
  • pusher
  • felon
  • moll
  • recidivist
  • treasonist
  • punk
  • toughie
  • snatcher
  • manslayer
  • contrabandist
  • mafioso
  • kidnapper
  • gangster's moll
  • incendiary
  • jailbird
  • extortionist
  • lawbreaker
  • desperado
  • parolee
  • outlaw
  • suborner
  • raper
  • liquidator
  • highbinder
  • arsonist
  • highjacker
  • plotter
  • abductor
  • drug peddler
  • racketeer
  • extortioner
  • briber
  • fugitive
  • hijacker
  • moonshiner
  • violator
  • accessory
  • firebug
  • rapist
  • peddler
  • fugitive from justice
  • traitor
  • stealer
  • drug dealer
  • accessary
  • malefactor
  • thief
  • habitual criminal
  • runner
  • gun moll
  • drug trafficker
  • repeater
  • probationer
  • tough
  • hood
  • law offender
  • strong-armer
  • machinator
  • gangster
  • mobster
  • bootlegger
  • goon
  • conspirator
  • moon-curser
  • coconspirator
  • principal

Antonyms

  • superior
  • unprovocative
  • noncombustible
  • decriminalise

Etymology

  • croke (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Crook

  • gobbledygook
  • create-a-book
  • undertook
  • undercook
  • vanhook
  • precook
  • overtook
  • overcook
  • mistook
  • kirkuk
  • forsook
  • unhook
  • unbook
  • stroock
  • retook
  • rebook
  • mccook
  • decook
  • chinook
  • snook
  • schnook
  • flook
  • brooke
  • brook
  • zook
  • tooke
  • took
  • shook
  • schook
  • rooke

Sentences with crook


1. Noun, singular or mass
Paint the crook or wrap it in ribbon to make it uniform in color.

Quotes about crook


1. By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream
- Virginia Woolf

2. Therefore I would ask you to write all kinds of books, hesitating at no subject however trivial or however vast. By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream.
- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

3. We are here because one odd group of fishes had a peculiar fin anatomy that could transform into legs for terrestrial creatures; because the earth never froze entirely during an ice age; because a small and tenuous species, arising in Africa a quarter of a million years ago, has managed, so far, to survive by hook and by crook. We may yearn for a ‘higher answer’– but none exists
- Stephen Jay Gould

2. crook

noun. ['ˈkrʊk'] a circular segment of a curve.

Synonyms

  • twist
  • curved shape
  • curve
  • turn
  • bight

Antonyms

  • legalize
  • permit
  • decriminalize
  • allow

Etymology

  • croke (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. crook

noun. ['ˈkrʊk'] a long staff with one end being hook shaped.

Synonyms

  • staff

Antonyms

  • right
  • legal

Etymology

  • croke (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. crook

verb. ['ˈkrʊk'] bend or cause to bend.

Synonyms

  • bend
  • flex
  • curve

Antonyms

  • lawful
  • long
  • unsupportive
  • tender

Etymology

  • croke (Middle English (1100-1500))
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