"crooks" in the noun sense
1. criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor
someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
2. bend, crook, twist, turn
a circular segment of a curve
"a bend in the road"
"a crook in the path"
3. crook, shepherd's crook
a long staff with one end being hook shaped
"crooks" in the verb sense
1. crook, curve
bend or cause to bend
"He crooked his index finger"
"the road curved sharply"
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