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    crook

    crook - Dictionary definition and meaning for word crook

    Definition
    (noun) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    Synonyms : criminal , felon , malefactor , outlaw
    Definition
    (noun) a circular segment of a curve
    Synonyms : bend , turn , twist
    Example Sentence
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
    Definition
    (noun) a long staff with one end being hook shaped
    Synonyms : shepherd's crook
    Definition
    (verb) bend or cause to bend
    Synonyms : curve
    Example Sentence
    • He crooked his index finger
    • the road curved sharply
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for crook

A shepherd carries a hook -- crook to mind his sheep

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