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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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