HyperDic: rook

English > 3 senses of the word rook:
NOUNartifactrook, castle(chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
animalrook, Corvus frugileguscommon gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
VERBsocialrook, victimize, swindle, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, condeprive of by deceit
rook > pronunciation
Soundsruh'k
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English > rook: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaning(chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard.
Synonymcastle
Categorychess, chess gameA board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules
Broaderchessman, chess pieceAny of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game / game of chess
Spanishtorre
Catalantorre
English > rook: 3 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningCommon gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow.
SynonymCorvus frugilegus
Member ofCorvus, genus Corvustype genus of the Corvidae
Broadercorvine birdbirds of the crow family
Spanishgraja, grajo
CatalanCorvus frugilegus, graula
English > rook: 3 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningdeprive of by deceit.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
ModelThey rook him of all his money
Synonymsvictimize, swindle, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, con
Narrowershort-change, shortcheat someone by not returning him enough money
Broadercheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
Spanishdar gato por liebre, defraudar, embaucar, engañar, estafar, petardear, timar, victimizar
Catalandefraudar, entabanar, estafar

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