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hook

noun (n)

  • a catch for locking a door (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook (noun.shape)
    Synonym: crotchet
    source: wordnet30
  • anything that serves as an enticement (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: bait, come-on, lure, sweetener
    source: wordnet30
  • a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: claw
    source: wordnet30
  • a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer (noun.act)
    Synonym: draw, hooking
    Example:
    He took lessons to cure his hooking.
    source: wordnet30
  • a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket (noun.act)
    Synonym: hook shot
    source: wordnet30
  • A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A spit or narrow cape of sand or gravel turned landward at the outer end; as, Sandy Hook. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • fasten with a hook (verb.contact)
    Antonym: unhook
    source: wordnet30
  • rip off; ask an unreasonable price (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle (verb.creation)
    Synonym: crochet
    source: wordnet30
  • hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • take by theft (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • make off with belongings of others (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • hit with a hook (verb.contact)
    Example:
    His opponent hooked him badly.
    source: wordnet30
  • catch with a hook (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Hook a fish.
    source: wordnet30
  • to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug) (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: addict
    source: wordnet30
  • secure with the foot (verb.competition)
    Example:
    Hook the ball.
    source: wordnet30
  • entice and trap (verb.communication)
    Synonym: snare
    source: wordnet30
  • approach with an offer of sexual favors (verb.communication)
    Synonym: accost, solicit
    source: wordnet30
  • To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice; to entrap; to catch; as, to hook a dress; to hook a trout. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To bend; to curve as a hook. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To move or go with a sudden turn; (verb)
    source: webster1913

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