1 a catch for locking a door
2 a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook [syn: crotchet]
4 a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something [syn: claw]
5 a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
6 a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking" [syn: 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 [syn: hook shot]
1 fasten with a hook [ant: unhook]
2 rip off; ask an unreasonable price [syn: overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob] [ant: undercharge]
3 make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; "She sat there crocheting all day" [syn: crochet]
4 hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
6 make off with belongings of others [syn: pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, sneak, filch, nobble, lift]
7 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) [syn: addict]
10 secure with the foot; "hook the ball"
11 entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers" [syn: snare]
12 approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park" [syn: solicit, accost]
- Rhymes: -ʊk
- A rod bent into a curved shape, typically with one end free and the other end secured to a rope or other attachment.
- A fishhook, a barbed metal hook used for fishing.
- A loop shaped like a hook under certain written letters, e.g. g and j.
- A catchy musical phrase which forms the basis of a
- The song's hook snared me.
- A brief, punchy opening statement intended to draw the reader or viewer into a book or play.
or expulsion from a
group or activity.
- He is not handling this job, so we're giving him the hook.
- A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a horizontal arc, hitting the ball high in the air to the leg side, often played to balls which bounce around head height.
- A curveball.
- He threw a hook in the dirt.
- Features, definitions, or codings that enable future
enhancements to happen compatibly or more easily.
- ''We've added "user-defined" codepoints in several places and careful definitions of what to do with unknown message types as hooks in the standard to enable implementations to be both backward and forward compatible to future versions of the standard.
- A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves unintentionally to the left. See draw, slice, fade
- A type of punch
delivered with the arm rigid and partially bent and the fist
travelling nearly horizontally mesially along an arc.
- The heavyweight delivered a few powerful hooks that staggered his opponent.
- A jack (the playing card)
rod bent into a curved shape
- Bulgarian: кука
- Catalan: garfi
- Czech: hák , háček (little hook)
- Danish: krog , knage , hage
- Dutch: haak
- Finnish: koukku
- French: crochet , agrafe (as in "hook and eye"), hameçon (for fishing)
- German: Haken
- Hungarian: horog, kampó
- Interlingua: croc, uncino (as in "wall hook", "hook and eye" etc.), hamo (for fishing)
- Italian: gancio , gancetto (as in "hook and eye"), amo (for fishing)
- Japanese: フック, ホック, 留め金
- Korean: 갈고리 (galgori)
- Persian: قلاب، چنگك، جا لباسي(qollâb,changak, jâ lebâsi)
- Portuguese: gancho
- Romanian: cârlig
- Russian: крюк, крючок
- Spanish: gancho
loop shaped like a hook under certain letters
catchy musical phrase
short opening sentence
type of cricket shot
- Danish: hook
- Finnish: kierre
- Russian: хук (χuk)
golf shot that curves unintentionally
- Danish: hook
- ttbc Albanian: grep
- ttbc Basque: amu, kako
- ttbc Catalan: ganxo
- ttbc Croatian: kuka
- ttbc Esperanto: hoko, krampo
- ttbc Ido: hoko
- ttbc Latin: hamus
- ttbc Sardinian: ganciu , amu
- ttbc Telugu: కొక్కెం (kokkeM)
- ttbc Tok Pisin: huk
- ttbc Turkish: kanca
- Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523
- To attach a hook to.
- Hook the bag here, and the conveyor will carry it away.
- To catch with a hook
(hook a fish).
- He hooked a snake accidentally, and was so scared he dropped his rod into the water.
- To connect (hook
into, hook together).
- If you hook your network cable into the jack, you'll be on the network.
- hook up: To meet.
- You guys go ahead to the fair, and we'll hook up with you later.
- hook up: To have sexual
- She got wasted at the party and ended up hooking up with her ex.
- (Usually in passive) To make addicted (I'm hooked).
- He had gotten hooked on cigarettes in his youth.
- In the context of "Cricket}} To play a hook shot.
Hook may refer to:
Tools, hardware and fasteners
- Cabin hook, a hooked bar that engages into an eye screw, used on doors
- Fish hook, a device used to catch fish
- Grappling hook, a hook attached to a rope, designed to be thrown and snagged on a target
- Lifting hook, a device for grabbing and lifting loads
- Siege hook, a weapon used to pull stones from a wall during a siege
- Part of a hook-and-eye closure, a clothing fastener
- Part of a hook-and-loop fastener, used in Velcro
Media and entertainment
- Hook (music), a catchy musical passage
- "Hook" (song), a song by Blues Traveler
(film), a 1991 drama
- Hook (video game), four video games based on the film
- Hook (Transformers), several characters in the Transformers universe
- Hook (company), a Japanese visual novel studio
- The Hook, a classic urban legend
- The Hook (newspaper), a weekly Virginia newspaper
- Captain Hook, a fictional villain from J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan
- Get the hook, a theatrical term
- Hooking, a computer programming technique
- Telephone hook, a cradle on which a telephone handset rests
- Prosthetic hook, a crude hand prosthesis
- Bondage hook, a device used in sexual bondage play
- Tailhook, a device on an aircraft
- Abu Hamza, a Sunni Muslim leader known as "Hook" in the British tabloid press
- Mil Mi-6, a Soviet/Russian heavy transport helicopter
hook in Danish: Krog
hook in German: Haken
hook in French: Crochet
hook in Simple English: Hook
hook in Dutch: Haak
hook in Swedish: Krok
hook in Ukrainian: Гак
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