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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of rook.


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  • To-night, remembering Bubbles 'words, he gave a careless, rueful thought to the question of how Varick, who was always generous about money, must be cheated -- "rooked" was the expression the doctor used in his own mind -- by these job servants who were here, so his host told him, just for the one month.

    From out the Vasty Deep

  • When Mike had paid his hotel bill, very few pounds were left for the card-room, and judging it was not an hour in which he might tempt fortune, he "rooked" a young man remorselessly.

    Mike Fletcher A Novel

  • And that same evening this hypocritical Highness 'rooked' a foolish young fellow of over one thousand English pounds! "

    Temporal Power

  • They are starting to see that they are being rooked into demonstrating against health care and are paying careful attention to what information is being diseminated.

    Health care ad wars continue

  • If he doesn't win Rookie of the Year, he got rooked.

    Larry Abrams: The NLCS: A Tale of Two Cities Revisited

  • If you already got rooked on your car loan, you can refinance online at sites like or

    Car Dealer Scams To Watch Out For

  • The car that had rooked her fool hand could run over the club-fist five or six times, and it wouldn't be worse for the wear.

    Good Country. People.

  • Which is to say you will have been rooked, amigos.

    Were the World Mine

  • If so, as long as you're not paying, well, arguably you're not being rooked per se, but what are you getting in return for your awesome story?

    Do Not Submit to Narrative Magazine

  • In fact, that marketplace where McCain and his mush-mouthed Senate shouder-parrot Lindsey Graham visited and rooked the vendors is now absolutely off-limits for U.S. personnel — flak-jacketed, bodyguarded and Blackhawk-hovered or not.

    Archive 2008-03-01


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