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rook 1

 (ro͝ok)
n.
1. A Eurasian corvid (Corvus frugilegus) having black plumage with a patch of bare skin around the base of the bill, and nesting in colonies near the tops of trees.
2. A swindler or cheat, especially at games.
tr.v. rooked, rook·ing, rooks
To swindle; cheat: Customers are afraid of being rooked by unscrupulous vendors.

[Middle English rok, from Old English hrōc.]

rook 2

 (ro͝ok)
n. Abbr. R
A chess piece that may move in a straight line over any number of empty squares in a rank or file. Also called castle.

[Middle English rok, from Old French roc, from Arabic ruḫḫ, from Persian.]

rook

(rʊk)
n
1. (Animals) a large Eurasian passerine bird, Corvus frugilegus, with a black plumage and a whitish base to its bill: family Corvidae (crows)
2. slang a swindler or cheat, esp one who cheats at cards
vb
(tr) slang to overcharge, swindle, or cheat
[Old English hrōc; related to Old High German hruoh, Old Norse hrōkr]

rook

(rʊk)
n
(Chess & Draughts) a chesspiece that may move any number of unoccupied squares in a straight line, horizontally or vertically. Also called: castle
[C14: from Old French rok, ultimately from Arabic rukhkh]

rook1

(rʊk)

n.
1. a black, bare-faced Eurasian crow, Corvus frugilegus, that nests and roosts colonially.
2. a sharper at cards or dice; swindler.
v.t.
3. to cheat or swindle.
[before 900; Middle English rok(e), Old English hrōc, c. Old High German hruoh, Old Norse hrōkr]

rook2

(rʊk)

n.
one of two chess pieces of the same color that may be moved any number of unobstructed squares horizontally or vertically; castle.
[1300–50; Middle English rok < Old French roc < Arabic rukhkh < Persian rukh]

rook


Past participle: rooked
Gerund: rooking

Imperative
rook
rook
Present
I rook
you rook
he/she/it rooks
we rook
you rook
they rook
Preterite
I rooked
you rooked
he/she/it rooked
we rooked
you rooked
they rooked
Present Continuous
I am rooking
you are rooking
he/she/it is rooking
we are rooking
you are rooking
they are rooking
Present Perfect
I have rooked
you have rooked
he/she/it has rooked
we have rooked
you have rooked
they have rooked
Past Continuous
I was rooking
you were rooking
he/she/it was rooking
we were rooking
you were rooking
they were rooking
Past Perfect
I had rooked
you had rooked
he/she/it had rooked
we had rooked
you had rooked
they had rooked
Future
I will rook
you will rook
he/she/it will rook
we will rook
you will rook
they will rook
Future Perfect
I will have rooked
you will have rooked
he/she/it will have rooked
we will have rooked
you will have rooked
they will have rooked
Future Continuous
I will be rooking
you will be rooking
he/she/it will be rooking
we will be rooking
you will be rooking
they will be rooking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rooking
you have been rooking
he/she/it has been rooking
we have been rooking
you have been rooking
they have been rooking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rooking
you will have been rooking
he/she/it will have been rooking
we will have been rooking
you will have been rooking
they will have been rooking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rooking
you had been rooking
he/she/it had been rooking
we had been rooking
you had been rooking
they had been rooking
Conditional
I would rook
you would rook
he/she/it would rook
we would rook
you would rook
they would rook
Past Conditional
I would have rooked
you would have rooked
he/she/it would have rooked
we would have rooked
you would have rooked
they would have rooked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rook - (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboardrook - (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
chess piece, chessman - any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess
2.rook - common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crowrook - common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
corvine bird - birds of the crow family
genus Corvus, Corvus - type genus of the Corvidae: crows and ravens
Verb1.rook - deprive of by deceitrook - deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
short, short-change - cheat someone by not returning him enough money
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"

rook

noun
Related words
collective nouns building, clamour
habitation rookery

rook

nounverb
To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: chisel, flimflam, take, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, gyp, stick, sting.
Translations
رُخ في لُعْبَة الشَّطْرَنْجغُراب القَيْظ
топ
havranvěž
tårnråge
turo
vanker
linnoitusmustavaristorni
tourcorbeau freuxcorneillefreux
kulatoptvrđava
bástyavetési varjú
benteng
hrókurbláhrafn
ルーク
turris
kovarniskovas
krauķistornis
turn
havranveža
trdnjava
råkatorn
kaleekin kargası
тура

rook

1 [rʊk]
A. N (Orn) → grajo m
B. VT (= swindle) → estafar, timar
you've been rookedte han estafado or timado

rook

2 [rʊk] N (Chess) → torre f

rook

[ˈrʊk]
n
(= bird) → freux m

rook

n
(= bird)Saatkrähe f
(= swindler)Betrüger(in) m(f), → Gauner(in) m(f)
(Chess) → Turm m
vt (= swindle)übers Ohr hauen (inf), → betrügen; to rook somebody of £5jdm £ 5 abgaunern
vi (Chess) → mit dem Turm ziehen

rook

1 [rʊk]
1. n (bird) → corvo
2. vt (fam) (swindle) → imbrogliare, truffare

rook

2 [rʊk] n (Chess) → torre f

rook

(ruk) noun
1. a kind of crow.
2. (usually ˈcastle) a chess-piece.
References in classic literature ?
This Rook is poor and hasn't got any rich relations, has he?
Two years ago last Christmas your uncle Silas was coming up from Newrleans on the old Lally Rook, and she blowed out a cylinder-head and crippled a man.
And now I can recall the picture of the grey old house of God rising calm before me, of a rook wheeling round the steeple, of a ruddy morning sky beyond.
Seeing him talking to a stranger, the little bushy-tailed animal rose from its place under the tree and came to him, and the rook, cawing once, flew down from its branch and settled quietly on his shoulder.
Calls a house a rookery when there's not a rook near it, and takes the birds on trust, because he sees the nests
For my part," said the barber, "I give my word here and before God that I will not repeat what your worship says, to King, Rook or earthly man- an oath I learned from the ballad of the curate, who, in the prelude, told the king of the thief who had robbed him of the hundred gold crowns and his pacing mule.
He sleeps in his turret with a complaining flag- staff over his head, and has some leads outside on which, any fine morning when he is down here, his black figure may be seen walking before breakfast like a larger species of rook.
The only object that threw any light upon the character of the room's owner was a large perch, placed in the window to catch the air and sun, upon which a tame and, apparently, decrepit rook hopped dryly from side to side.
No speech could have been more thoroughly honest in its intention: the frigid rhetoric at the end was as sincere as the bark of a dog, or the cawing of an amorous rook.
Rook is coming to-day to attend Emily on the journey to the North; and I am not at all sure that Emily will like her.
Its flight is heavy and slow, like that of an English rook.
Whosoever has observed that sedate and clerical bird, the rook, may perhaps have noticed that when he wings his way homeward towards nightfall, in a sedate and clerical company, two rooks will suddenly detach themselves from the rest, will retrace their flight for some distance, and will there poise and linger; conveying to mere men the fancy that it is of some occult importance to the body politic, that this artful couple should pretend to have renounced connection with it.