crook(
krook
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(criminal)
a. el ladrón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la ladrona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Bonnie was just a small-time crook, not one of the big leagues.Bonnie era una ladrona de poca monta, no uno de los peces gordos.
b. el maleante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la maleante
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He got in with a bunch of crooks and ended up in jail.Se metió con una banda de maleantes y acabó en la cárcel.
c. el sinvergüenza
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la sinvergüenza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The entertainment industry is full of crooks and con-men.La industria del entretenimiento está plagada de sinvergüenzas y timadores.
d. el bandido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la bandida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Those crooks were finally captured by the police.La policía finalmente atrapó a esos bandidos.
2. (staff)
a. el cayado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of shepherd)
The shepherd set out early, crook in hand and dogs by his side.El pastor partió temprano, cayado en mano y los perros a su lado.
b. el báculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of bishop)
At the inauguration ceremony, the new bishop is handed his miter and his crook.En la ceremonia de inauguración, se le entrega su mitra y su báculo al nuevo obispo.
3. (anatomy)
a. el pliegue del codo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He had a drip taped in place at the crook of his elbow.Tenía suero colocado en el pliegue del codo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
She cradled the baby's head in the crook of her arm.Sostenía la cabeza del bebé en el brazo.
4. (curve)
a. el recodo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We rounded a crook in the river and there was the house.Doblamos un recodo del río y apareció la casa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to bend)
a. doblar
From where she was lying on the floor, she crooked her knees and tried to stand up.Echada en el piso, dobló las rodillas e intentó ponerse de pie.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
As soon as Elsa crooks her finger, everyone's there to see what she needs.En cuanto Elsa hace señas con el dedo, todos se acercan para ver qué necesita.
He crooked his finger for the waitress to come over.Llamó a la mesera con el dedo para que viniera.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unwell) (Australia)
a. mal
He said he wasn't crook and didn't need a doctor.Dijo que no estaba mal y que no le hacía falta un médico.
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crook
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (criminal)
a. el granuja mf, bribón(ona)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la granuja mf, bribón(ona)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (shepherd's staff)
a. el cayado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (bishop's)
a. el báculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (curve)
a. el recodo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to hold something in the crook of one's armllevar algo en brazos or en el brazo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (finger, arm)
a. doblar
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crook [krʊk]
noun
1 (shepherd's) cayado (m); (bishop's) báculo (m); (hook) gancho (m)
2
the crook of one's arm el pliegue del codo
3 (thief) ladrónonaladrona (m) (f);ona ladrona (villain) maleante (m)
4 (curve) codo (m); recodo (m)
transitive verb
[+finger] doblar
to crook one's arm empinar el codo
adjective
(Australia) (ill) mal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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