crook - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    informal someone who is dishonest, especially someone who uses their position of power for their own personal advantage

    the bunch of crooks who run the government

  2. 2
    the place where something bends inwards

    the crook of your arm

  3. 3
    a long stick that is curved at one end, used by shepherds for controlling their sheep