Translation of crook in Spanish:


sinvergüenza, n.

Pronunciation /krʊk//krʊk/


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    sinvergüenza masculine
    pillo masculine informal
    pilla feminine informal
    • This evoked from Augustine the sad observation that there are crooks in every profession.
    • The majority of prisoners are crooks, thugs, murderers and rapists, who took the lives of people and did irreparable damage to women and young girls.
    • We're programmed to believe that the athletes we watch are all crooks, criminals and creeps.
    • He's shoved a microphone under the noses of more crooks than a shepherd convention.
    • He drew crowds, cared for the marginalised, made friends with prostitutes and crooks, and called ordinary people like you and me to be his followers.
    • Its history is littered with crooks, conmen and charlatans.
    • Frankly, most voters think most politicians, and their staffs, are a bunch of crooks already.
    • Only those with something to hide - like crooks, terrorists, fraudsters and benefit cheats - should worry.
    • The crooks range from small-time gangsters to big-time drug traffickers and international terrorists.
    • The crooks behind it use letters, faxes and e-mails to randomly target victims and although most people ignore them police estimate that about one per cent actually respond.
    • The sport, if that's what it is, has seen way more than its fair share of gangsters and con men and other crooks.
    • Bernie's team work hard to catch thieves, whether car crooks or shoplifters.
    • We want our border patrol agents chasing crooks and thieves and terrorists not good-hearted people coming here to work.
    • This data is then surreptitiously transmitted to crooks, allowing their young accomplices to later empty bank accounts.
    • The message going out to the crooks and the fraudsters is that this Government takes immigration fraud seriously, and that the behaviour will not be tolerated.
    • Still, there was no dent in the criminal network, with crooks continuing to appear on the front page more often than the good guys.
    • To suggest that Scotland would become an open door for crooks, conmen and other criminals is a gross exaggeration.
    • A small-time crook threatens to blow up a New York landmark unless his demands for money are met.
    • Some of those who want him dead are the hardest crooks in the country.
    • Police have spoken of their disgust at a new fraud scam where crooks pretend to represent the Vatican and dupe the public into handing over bank details.
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    • 2.1(of the arm)

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      • To draw blood for the test, a nurse or technician cleans the skin over a vein, usually in the crook of your elbow, inserts a needle, and collects blood into a syringe or vial.
      • Rebekah looked lovingly down on the sweet face in the crook of her elbow.
      • I tapped a vein in the crook of my elbow to demonstrate.
      • A black smudge squiggles in the crook of his elbow.
      • The lover lies face down on the ground under the full moon, with his head barely resting in the crook of his elbow.
      • ‘Well, this is my stop,’ she sighed, rubbing the crook of her elbow.
      • That's not as easy a task as it was when I was a young man, but there one was, neatly in the crook of my elbow.
      • Then I grab the TV controller and bottle in right hand, baby safely tucked away in the crook of my left elbow and plop down on the couch.
      • Tristan grabbed the crook of my elbow and led me outside.
      • The stethoscope that comes with some models is used to listen to the sounds your blood makes as it flows through the brachial artery in the crook of your elbow.
      • Her basket no longer swung jauntily from its place at the crook of her elbow, nor did she bounce gaily on the springy moss beneath her feet.
      • Laughing, Eryalith grabbed the crook of Ariane's elbow.
      • Her green jacket was loosely draped in the crook of her elbow, and her jeans were clean, as if they had been purchased recently.
      • Before walking in I'd removed my shoes so as to make even less noise and now I held them in the crook of my elbow as I tiptoed across the entryway to the stairs.
      • I started getting patches of it in the crook of my elbows, on my neck and around my eyes.
      • She brought the free arm up to join the other one under her head, and settled her forehead into the crook of her elbow.
      • The crook of his elbow hurt from the blood transfusion.
      • I suddenly found it hard to concentrate on the needle the first doctor had shoved into the crook of my elbow.
      • Scars face me, across her wrist and in the crook of her elbow.
      • She nodded silently and stared stupidly down at the crook of her elbow.

    • 2.2

      (of shepherd) cayado masculine
      (of bishop) báculo masculine
      • Dressed in full regalia with mitre and crook, Bishop David then led a prayer of thanks for the new school and everyone who worked and studied in it.
      • Every year more and more shepherds hang up their crooks.
      • The challenge replicates the traditions of the game when shepherds played across country hitting stones with their crooks.
      • The shepherd's crook is not for beating the sheep, but for catching hold of them if they go into danger where the shepherd's arm can't reach them.
      • Reaper stood calmly with the base of his scythe planted on the ground, looking like a shepherd with his crook.
      • The haft of the crook must be formed of unpeeled hazel for the shepherds will not have ash.
      • Now I find myself completely unmoved by badges of hierarchy, of mitres and crooks and crowns.
      • It bears the images of a bishop's crook, a few trees and some clumps of grass inside a shield.
      • Coming forward, I looked at our canonical crook in suspicion.
      • Instead the Mitchell brothers are generally busy making crooks for bishops and hikers.

transitive verb

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    (finger/arm) doblar
    he crooked his finger at me me llamó / me hizo señas con el dedo
    • she's only got to crook her (little) finger for him to come running no tiene más que mover un dedo para que él venga corriendo
    • ‘Don't put your filthy hands on it,’ I said crooking a finger at her.
    • He crooked a beckoning finger.
    • He crooked a finger at me, and Liv gave me a good shove on my behind.
    • You could have crooked your finger after the first night, and I would have come running.
    • She's neglected her tab until it's burnt down to the filter, leaving a dirty, grey finger crooking up at him.
    • He held up a bottle of beer, pointed at it, pointed at Hank, and crooked his finger invitingly.
    • Maude smiled, too, and crooked a finger, beckoning Lydia to come in.
    • He looked at me and I shook my head and crooked my finger.
    • ‘Come with me,’ she said calmly, crooking her finger at him, turning and walking down the corridor.
    • He crooked one arm out before him, fingers and thumb opening and closing, the other arm he bent into a ‘hump’ on his back.
    • Phil nodded his head and crooked a finger before turning and walking off to his bedroom.
    • Caroline stopped walking and turned to her husband, crooking her finger.
    • Mrs. Fitzgerald smiled icily at her son, and crooked a finger in the direction of the anxious butler.
    • Rather than lead him home like a child, she made him crook his arm and she slipped her hand into it.
    • A long, bony finger came crooking through, and turned the window handle.
    • I crooked my finger at her with a victorious grin.
    • Moving to stand beside her chair, he crooked an arm.
    • He stopped in front of my door and crooked his thumb towards it.
    • I crooked a finger and used it to gently raise her chin up.
    • Mabel pinned the girl with an extra firm, accessing look, before crooking a finger in Larry's direction, suggesting that he follow her.



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    (ill, sick)
    to feel crook sentirse mal
    • And despite battling a weak heart and a crook knee, Donald can't see himself giving away his volunteer work anytime soon.
    • Just like a carpet layer gets crook knees, people in the drug scene will end up in jail or dead.
    • ‘I'm not a doctor but if blokes are crook they should stay home,’ he said.
    • There is also no doubt it makes you crook next day.
    • Michael came to Britain when his frail crook father returned and gave himself up in May, after 35 years on the run.
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    (food/drink) malo
    • So laughter is the answer to all the crook things that happen.
    • We had a bad phone call at about 1.30 in the morning and after that have had a couple of crook letters.
    • This is about units in the normal market, which are regarded by many as a crook investment at the best of times.
  • 3

    to go crook at / on sb ponerse hecho basilisco / una furia con algn informal