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rook

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noun \ˈru̇k\

Definition of rook

  1. :  a common Old World gregarious crow (Corvus frugilegus) that nests and roosts in usually treetop colonies

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Origin and Etymology of rook

Middle English, from Old English hrōc; akin to Old High German hruoch rook


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rook

verb

Definition of rook

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to defraud by cheating or swindling

Examples of rook in a Sentence

  1. once you learn to recognize these swindler's tricks, no one will be able to use them to rook you

First Known Use of rook

circa 1595


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rook

noun

Definition of rook

  1. :  either of two pieces of each color in a set of chessmen having the power to move along the ranks or files across any number of unoccupied squares —called also castle

Origin and Etymology of rook

Middle English rok, from Anglo-French roc, from Arabic rukhkh, from Persian rukh


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rook

noun

Definition of rook

  1. :  rookie

First Known Use of rook

1905


ROOK Defined for Kids

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rook

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noun \ˈru̇k\

Definition of rook for Students

  1. :  a crow of Europe and Asia that nests and sleeps in groups usually in the tops of trees


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rook

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Definition of rook for Students

rooked

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rooking

  1. :  1cheat 2, swindle Don't shop there. They rooked me.


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rook

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noun

Definition of rook for Students

  1. :  one of the pieces in the game of chess



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