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crook

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of crook

  1. 1 a person who has committed a crime <a guy at the bar was raving about how all politicians are basically crooks> Synonyms criminal, culprit, felon, lawbreaker, malefactor, miscreant, offenderRelated Words misdemeanant; accomplice, principal; desperado, outlaw; convict, jailbird; perp, perpetrator; evildoer, gallows bird, misdoer, misfeasor, sinner, transgressor, trespasser, villain, wrongdoer; blackhander, button man, gangster, hoodlum, hooligan, mobster, racketeer, thug; enforcer, gun, gunman, gunsel [slang], hit man, triggerman; backslider, recidivist, relapser, repeater; accused, arrestee, defendant, detainee, fish, suspectNear Antonyms gangbuster, lawman

  2. 2 something that curves or is curved <carried the baby in the crook of her arm> Synonyms angle, arc, arch, bow, bend, curvature, curve, inflection, turn, windRelated Words kink, warp; circle, ring, ringlet, round; coil, curl, curlicue (also curlycue); buckle, convolution, flexure, fold, loop, spiral, swirl, twist, winding; incurvature, reflection; decline, inclination, incline, slope; corner, turnoff; dogleg, hairpin




crook

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of crook

  1. 1 to cause to turn away from a straight line <crooked a finger> Synonyms arch, bow, bend, curve, hook, swerveRelated Words arc, round; incurvate, incurve, inflect, reflect; deflect, divert; entwine, kink, swirl, turn, twine, twist, veer, warp; coil, curl, enroll (also enrol), loop, spiral; dent, dimple; meander, wave, weave, wind; decline, incline, slopeAntonyms straighten, unbend, uncurl

  2. 2 to turn away from a straight line or course <the road suddenly crooked to the left> Synonyms arc, arch, bend, bow, curve, fall off, hook, round, sweep, swerve, trend, wheelRelated Words circle, coil, curlicue, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; deviate, veerAntonyms straighten





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