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hook

hook

 
 
pronunciation:
hUk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
by hook, hook, line, and sinker
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a curved piece of metal or plastic that is used for holding, hanging, or pulling things.
We put a hook into the wall to hold the new painting.
 
definition 2: a fishhook.
 
definition 3: a sharp bend or curve in something, such as a river, a road, or a piece of land next to water.
The current of the river is dangerous near the hook.
similar words:
turn
definition 4: the curve of a ball in the direction opposite to the throwing or striking hand.
definition 5: a short swinging blow or punch, made by a boxer with a bent arm.
phrase: by hook
phrase: hook, line, and sinker
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: hooked, hooking, hooks
definition 1: to hold, hang, or pull with a hook or as with a hook.
She hooked her bathrobe on the back of the door.
similar words:
hang up
definition 2: to catch with a fishhook.
definition 3: to bend or curve sharply.
The road hooks to the right.
definition 4: to become held, connected, or fastened with a hook.
My sweater hooked on a nail.
similar words:
hitch
definition 5: to curve away from the thrower or striker.
The ball hooked to the left.
derivations: hookless (adj.), hooklike (adj.)
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