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hook

hook

 
 
pronunciation:
hUk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
by hook, hook, line, and sinker, hook up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a curved or angled piece of metal, plastic, or the like that is used for holding, hanging, securing, or pulling things.
 
definition 2: a fishhook.
 
definition 3: a sharp bend, curve, or angle in the course or length of something, such as a river, a road, or a piece of land next to water.
similar words:
turn
definition 4: a curve or angle in a letter, mark, symbol, or the like.
definition 5: in sports, the curve of a ball in the direction opposite to the throwing or striking hand. (Cf. slice.)
definition 6: in boxing, a short swinging blow or punch, made with the arm bent.
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phrase: by hook
phrase: hook, line, and sinker
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hooked, hooking, hooks
definition 1: to hold, hang, secure, or pull with or as with a hook.
similar words:
grapple, hang up, snag
definition 2: to snare (a fish) with a fishhook.
definition 3: to shape into a hook; cause to bend sharply.
definition 4: to pull (loops of yarn or thread) through coarse cloth with a hook.
definition 5: to make (a rug or garment) in this way.
definition 6: (informal) to entice and snare.
He hooked her on heroin.
similar words:
addict
definition 7: in sports, to throw or strike (a ball) so that it curves away from the throwing or striking hand.
definition 8: in boxing, to swing at or hit with the arm bent.
definition 9: (slang) to steal.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to bend or curve sharply.
The road hooks to the right.
definition 2: to become connected, held, or fastened with or as with a hook.
My sweater hooked on a nail.
similar words:
fasten, hitch, snag
definition 3: in sports, to curve away in a hook.
The ball hooked to the left.
definition 4: (slang) to work as a prostitute.
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phrase: hook up
derivations: hookless (adj.), hooklike (adj.)
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