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Noun: hooks  hûks
  1. Large strong hand (as of a fighter)
    "wait till I get my hooks on him";
    - meat hooks, maulers
Noun: hook  hûk
  1. A bent or curved piece of metal or other material, used for hanging things from or pulling something with
    "put your coat on the hook"
     
  2. A catch for locking a door
     
  3. A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    - crotchet
     
  4. Anything that serves as an enticement
    - bait, come-on, lure, sweetener
     
  5. A mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
    - claw
     
  6. A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
    "he took lessons to cure his hook";
    - draw, hooking
     
  7. A short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
     
  8. A basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
    - hook shot
Verb: hook  hûk
  1. Fasten with a hook
     
  2. Rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    - overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump [Brit], fleece, plume, pluck, rob
     
  3. (handicraft) make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
    "She sat there hooking all day";
    - crochet
     
  4. (golf) hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
     
  5. Take by theft
    "Someone hooked my wallet!";
    - snitch, thieve, cop, knock off, glom
     
  6. Make off with belongings of others
    - pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch [Brit], abstract, snarf [N. Amer], swipe, sneak, filch [informal], nobble [Brit], lift, whip [Brit], nick [Brit, informal], snatch
     
  7. (boxing) hit with a hook
    "His opponent hooked him badly"
     
  8. Catch with a hook
    "hook a fish"
     
  9. To cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
    - addict
     
  10. (rugby) secure with the foot
    "hook the ball"
     
  11. Entice and trap
    "The car salesman had hooked three potential customers";
    - snare
     
  12. Approach with an offer of sexual favours
    "he was hooked by a prostitute";
    - solicit, accost

See also: hook up

Type of: accustom, basketball shot, biff, catch, cheat, chisel, clout, curve, curved shape, dong [Austral, NZ], entice, enticement, fasten, fix, golf shot, golf stroke, grab, habituate, hand, hit, implement, intertwine, lick, loop, lure, manus, mechanical device, mitt, offer, paw, play, poke, punch, rip off, secure, slug, steal, swing, take hold of, tempt, temptation

Antonym: unhook

Part of: clothes hanger, coat hanger, dress hanger, grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron, hanger

Encyclopedia: Hooks, Texas

Hook, North Hampshire