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Adjective: hooked  hûkt
  1. Curved down like an eagle's beak
    "When you take the unique shape of Swarovski's hooked crystal beads and drill them on top, you have an amazingly striking pendant";
    - aquiline
  2. Addicted to a drug
    - dependent, drug-addicted, strung-out
  3. Having or resembling a hook (especially in the ability to grasp and hold)
    "hooked thorns";
    - hooklike
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, nick [Brit, informal], whip [Brit], 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: addicted, crooked, curved, curving, hook up

Type of: accustom, catch, cheat, chisel, entice, fasten, fix, grab, habituate, hit, intertwine, loop, lure, offer, play, rip, rip off, secure, steal, take hold of, tempt

Antonym: unhook

Encyclopedia: Hooked

Hook, North Hampshire