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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, snatch, nick [Brit, informal], whip [Brit]
  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

Sounds like: holy, wholly, hohook, H

Derived forms: hooked, hooks, hooking

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, hit, implement, intertwine, lick, loop, lure, mechanical device, offer, 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: Hook, North Hampshire