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hook - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hook

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(noun) a catch for locking a door
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(noun) a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
Synonyms : crotchet

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(noun) anything that serves as an enticement
Synonyms : bait , come-on , lure , sweetener

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(noun) a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
Synonyms : claw

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(noun) a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
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(noun) a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
Synonyms : draw , hooking
Example Sentence
  • he took lessons to cure his hooking

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(noun) a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
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(noun) a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
Synonyms : hook shot

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(verb) fasten with a hook
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(verb) rip off; ask an unreasonable price
Synonyms : fleece , gazump , overcharge , pluck , plume , rob , soak , surcharge

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(verb) make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
Synonyms : crochet
Example Sentence
  • She sat there crocheting all day

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(verb) hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
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(verb) take by theft
Synonyms : cop , glom , knock off , snitch , thieve
Example Sentence
  • Someone snitched my wallet!

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(verb) make off with belongings of others
Synonyms : abstract , cabbage , filch , lift , nobble , pilfer , pinch , purloin , snarf , sneak , swipe

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(verb) hit with a hook
Example Sentence
  • His opponent hooked him badly

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(verb) catch with a hook
Example Sentence
  • hook a fish

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(verb) to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
Synonyms : addict

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(verb) secure with the foot
Example Sentence
  • hook the ball

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(verb) entice and trap
Synonyms : snare
Example Sentence
  • The car salesman had snared three potential customers

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(verb) approach with an offer of sexual favors
Synonyms : accost , solicit
Example Sentence
  • he was solicited by a prostitute
  • The young man was caught soliciting in the park

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