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Definition 1: common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for rook in the sense of this definition

(rook is a kind of ...) birds of the crow family

(... is a member of rook) type genus of the Corvidae: crows and ravens

Definition 2: (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for rook in the sense of this definition

(rook is a kind of ...) any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess

(rook belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Samples where rook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He swindled me out of my inheritance
  • She defrauded the customers who trusted her

Synonyms for rook in the sense of this definition

(rook is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of rook ) cheat someone by not returning him enough money

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