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hook

 (ho͝ok)
n.
1.
a. A curved or sharply bent device, usually of metal, used to catch, drag, suspend, or fasten something else.
b. A fishhook.
2. Something shaped like a hook, especially:
a. A curved or barbed plant or animal part.
b. A short angled or curved line on a letter.
c. A sickle.
3.
a. A sharp bend or curve, as in a river.
b. A point or spit of land with a sharply curved end.
4. A means of catching or ensnaring; a trap.
5. Slang
a. A means of attracting interest or attention; an enticement: a sales hook.
b. Music A catchy motif or refrain: "sugary hard rock melodies [and] ear candy hooks" (Boston Globe).
6. Sports
a. A short swinging blow in boxing delivered with a crooked arm.
b. The course of a ball that curves in a direction away from the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the left of a right-handed player.
c. A stroke that sends a ball on such a course.
d. A ball propelled on such a course.
e. In surfing, the lip of a breaking wave.
7. Baseball A curve ball.
8. Basketball A hook shot.
v. hooked, hook·ing, hooks
v.tr.
1.
a. To catch, suspend, or connect with a hook.
b. Informal To snare.
c. Slang To steal; snatch.
2. To fasten by a hook.
3. To pierce or gore with a hook.
4. Slang
a. To take strong hold of; captivate: a novel that hooked me on the very first page.
b. To cause to become addicted.
5. To make (a rug) by looping yarn through canvas with a type of hook.
6. Sports
a. To hit with a hook in boxing.
b. To hit (a golf ball) in a hook.
7. Baseball To pitch (a ball) with a curve.
8. Basketball To shoot (a ball) in a hook shot.
9. Sports To impede the progress of (an opponent in ice hockey) by holding or restraining the player with one's stick, in violation of the rules.
v.intr.
1. To bend like a hook.
2. To fasten by means of a hook or a hook and eye.
3. Slang To work as a prostitute.
Phrasal Verb:
hook up
1. To assemble or wire (a mechanism).
2. To connect a mechanism and a source of power.
3. Slang
a. To meet or associate: We agreed to hook up after class. He hooked up with the wrong crowd.
b. To become sexually involved with someone, especially casually.
c. To marry or get married.
Idioms:
by hook or by crook
By whatever means possible, fair or unfair.
get the hook Slang
To be unceremoniously dismissed or terminated.
hook, line, and sinker Informal
Without reservation; completely: swallowed the excuse hook, line, and sinker.
off the hook Informal
Freed, as from blame or a vexatious obligation: let me off the hook with a mild reprimand.
on (one's) own hook
By one's own efforts.

[Middle English hok, from Old English hōc; see keg- in Indo-European roots.]

hook

(hʊk)
n
1. (Tools) a piece of material, usually metal, curved or bent and used to suspend, catch, hold, or pull something
2. (Angling) short for fish-hook
3. a trap or snare
4. chiefly US something that attracts or is intended to be an attraction
5. something resembling a hook in design or use
6. (Geological Science)
a. a sharp bend or angle in a geological formation, esp a river
b. a sharply curved spit of land
7. (Boxing) boxing a short swinging blow delivered from the side with the elbow bent
8. (Cricket) cricket a shot in which the ball is hit square on the leg side with the bat held horizontally
9. (Golf) golf a shot that causes the ball to swerve sharply from right to left
10. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) surfing the top of a breaking wave
11. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey Also called: hookcheck the act of hooking an opposing player
12. (Music, other) music a stroke added to the stem of a written or printed note to indicate time values shorter than a crotchet
13. (Pop Music) a catchy musical phrase in a pop song
14. (Tools) another name for a sickle
15. (Nautical Terms) a nautical word for anchor
16. by hook or crook by hook or by crook by any means
17. get the hook slang US and Canadian to be dismissed from employment
18. hook, line, and sinker informal completely: he fell for it hook, line, and sinker.
19. off the hook
a. slang out of danger; free from obligation or guilt
b. (of a telephone receiver) not on the support, so that incoming calls cannot be received
20. on one's own hook slang chiefly US on one's own initiative
21. on the hook slang
a. waiting
b. in a dangerous or difficult situation
22. sling one's hook slang Brit to leave
vb
23. (often foll by up) to fasten or be fastened with or as if with a hook or hooks
24. (Angling) (tr) to catch (something, such as a fish) on a hook
25. to curve like or into the shape of a hook
26. (Zoology) (tr) (of bulls, elks, etc) to catch or gore with the horns
27. (Knitting & Sewing) (tr) to make (a rug) by hooking yarn through a stiff fabric backing with a special instrument
28. (Agriculture) (often foll by: down) to cut (grass or herbage) with a sickle: to hook down weeds.
29. (Boxing) boxing to hit (an opponent) with a hook
30. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey to impede (an opposing player) by catching hold of him with the stick
31. (Golf) golf to play (a ball) with a hook
32. (Rugby) rugby to obtain and pass (the ball) backwards from a scrum to a member of one's team, using the feet
33. (Cricket) cricket to play (a ball) with a hook
34. (tr) informal to trick
35. (tr) a slang word for steal
36. hook it slang to run or go quickly away
[Old English hōc; related to Middle Dutch hōk, Old Norse haki]
ˈhookless adj
ˈhookˌlike adj

hook

(hʊk)
n.
1. a curved or angular piece of metal or other hard substance for catching, pulling, holding, or suspending something.
2. a fishhook.
3. anything that catches; snare; trap.
4. something that attracts attention or entices: a sales hook.
5. something, as a mark or symbol, having a sharp curve, bend, or angle at one end.
6. a sharp curve or angle in the length or course of anything.
7. a curved spit of land.
8. a recurved and pointed organ or appendage of an animal or plant.
9. a small curved catch inserted into a loop to form a clothes fastener.
10. a buttonhook.
11.
a. the path described by a ball, as in baseball, bowling, or golf, that curves in a direction opposite to the throwing hand or to the side of the ball from which it was struck.
b. a ball describing such a path.
12. (in boxing) a short circular punch delivered with the elbow bent.
13. hooks, Slang. hands or fingers.
v.t.
14. to seize, fasten, or catch hold of with or as if with a hook.
15. to catch (fish) with a fishhook.
16. Slang. to steal or seize by stealth.
17. Informal. to catch or trick by artifice; snare.
18. (of a bull or other horned animal) to catch on the horns or attack with the horns.
19. to make (a rug, cushion, etc.) by drawing loops of yarn through cloth with or as if with a hook.
20. to hit or throw (a ball) so that a hook results.
21. to make hook-shaped; crook.
v.i.
22. to become attached or fastened by or as if by a hook.
23. to curve or bend like a hook.
24. (of a ball) to describe a hook in course.
25. hook up,
a. to fasten with a hook or hooks.
b. to assemble or connect, as components of a machine.
c. to connect to a central source, as of power or water.
d. Informal. to join or become associated with.
Idioms:
1. by hook or (by) crook, by any means whatsoever.
2. get (or give) the hook,Informal. to receive (or subject to) a dismissal.
3. hook, line, and sinker, Informal. entirely; completely.
4. off the hook,
a. released from some difficulty or obligation.
b. (of a telephone receiver) not resting on the cradle.
5. on one's own hook, independently.
[before 900; Middle English hoke, Old English hōc, c. Old Frisian, Middle Dutch hōk hook, angle; akin to Old High German hāko hook, Old Norse haki]

hook


Past participle: hooked
Gerund: hooking

Imperative
hook
hook
Present
I hook
you hook
he/she/it hooks
we hook
you hook
they hook
Preterite
I hooked
you hooked
he/she/it hooked
we hooked
you hooked
they hooked
Present Continuous
I am hooking
you are hooking
he/she/it is hooking
we are hooking
you are hooking
they are hooking
Present Perfect
I have hooked
you have hooked
he/she/it has hooked
we have hooked
you have hooked
they have hooked
Past Continuous
I was hooking
you were hooking
he/she/it was hooking
we were hooking
you were hooking
they were hooking
Past Perfect
I had hooked
you had hooked
he/she/it had hooked
we had hooked
you had hooked
they had hooked
Future
I will hook
you will hook
he/she/it will hook
we will hook
you will hook
they will hook
Future Perfect
I will have hooked
you will have hooked
he/she/it will have hooked
we will have hooked
you will have hooked
they will have hooked
Future Continuous
I will be hooking
you will be hooking
he/she/it will be hooking
we will be hooking
you will be hooking
they will be hooking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hooking
you have been hooking
he/she/it has been hooking
we have been hooking
you have been hooking
they have been hooking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hooking
you will have been hooking
he/she/it will have been hooking
we will have been hooking
you will have been hooking
they will have been hooking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hooking
you had been hooking
he/she/it had been hooking
we had been hooking
you had been hooking
they had been hooking
Conditional
I would hook
you would hook
he/she/it would hook
we would hook
you would hook
they would hook
Past Conditional
I would have hooked
you would have hooked
he/she/it would have hooked
we would have hooked
you would have hooked
they would have hooked

hook


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1. Bent-arm punch thrown from the side at close range.
2. A badly executed drive where in the ball curls to the left (in a right handed shot) or to the right (in a left-handed shot).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hook - a catch for locking a doorhook - a catch for locking a door    
catch - a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
2.hook - a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
uncus - (biology) any hook-shaped process or part
3.hook - anything that serves as an enticementhook - anything that serves as an enticement
enticement, temptation - something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
4.hook - a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
anchor, ground tackle - a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
clothes hanger, coat hanger, dress hanger - a hanger that is shaped like a person's shoulders and used to hang garments on
grapnel, grapple, grappling hook, grappling iron, grappler - a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
pothook - an S-shaped hook to suspend a pot over a fire
tenterhook - one of a series of hooks used to hold cloth on a tenter
5.hook - a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
barb - a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
boat hook - pole-handled hook used to pull or push boats
buttonhook - a hook for pulling a button through a buttonhole
crotchet - a small tool or hooklike implement
cup hook - hook (usually on the underside of a shelf) for hanging cups
fishhook - a sharp barbed hook for catching fish
gaff - an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish
gig - a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
meat hook - a strong pointed hook from which the carcasses of animals are hung
skyhook - a hook that is imagined to be suspended from the sky
6.hook - a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking"
golf shot, golf stroke, swing - the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
7.hook - a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
biff, punch, lick, clout, poke, slug - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
roundhouse - a hook delivered with an exaggerated swing
8.hook - a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the baskethook - a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
basketball shot - throwing the basketball toward the hoop; "his shot hit the rim and bounced out"
Verb1.hook - fasten with a hook
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
hook up - connect or link; "hook up the houses to the gas supply line"; "Hook up the components of the new sound system"
unhook - take off a hook
2.hook - rip off; ask an unreasonable price
extort, gouge, wring, rack, squeeze - obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
3.hook - make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; "She sat there crocheting all day"
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
crochet - create by looping or crocheting; "crochet a bedspread"
loop, intertwine - make a loop in; "loop a rope"
4.hook - hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
5.hook - take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
6.hook - make off with belongings of othershook - make off with belongings of others  
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
7.hook - hit with a hook; "His opponent hooked him badly"
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
8.hook - catch with a hook; "hook a fish"
seize - hook by a pull on the line; "strike a fish"
grab, take hold of, catch - take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"
9.hook - to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)hook - to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
accustom, habituate - make psychologically or physically used (to something); "She became habituated to the background music"
10.hook - secure with the foot; "hook the ball"
rugby, rugby football, rugger - a form of football played with an oval ball
play - shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good backhand last night"
11.hook - entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
accost, solicit, hook - approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
entice, lure, tempt - provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
12.hook - approach with an offer of sexual favorshook - approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
snare, hook - entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
offer - make available or accessible, provide or furnish; "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"

hook

noun
1. fastener, catch, link, lock, holder, peg, clasp, hasp One of his jackets hung from a hook.
2. punch, hit, blow, smack, thump a big left hook
verb
1. fasten, fix, secure, catch, clasp, hasp one of those can openers you hook onto the wall
2. curl, curve, crook, loop, angle I hooked my left arm over the side of the dinghy.
3. catch, land, trap, entrap Whenever one of us hooked a fish, we moved on.
by hook or by crook by any means, somehow, somehow or other, someway, by fair means or foul They intend to get their way, by hook or by crook.
hook something or someone up connect (up), link (up), fix (up) technicians who hook up computer systems and networks
hook up with someone get together with, meet (up) with, join forces with, unite with He had just hooked up with Amelia.
hook, line, and sinker (Informal) completely, totally, entirely, thoroughly, wholly, utterly, through and through, lock, stock and barrel We fell for it hook, line, and sinker.
off the hook (Informal) let off, cleared, acquitted, vindicated, in the clear, exonerated, under no obligation, allowed to walk (slang, chiefly U.S.) Officials accused of bribery always seem to get off the hook.

hook

noun
A device for fastening or for checking motion:
verb
Slang. To take (another's property) without permission:
Informal: lift, swipe.
Translations
صِنّارة صَيْدكُلاّب، مِشْبَككُلَّابلَكْمَهيُثَبِّت
кука
enganxar
hákzaháknoutháčekzapnoutchytat na háček
kroghookknageskrue=-krog
koukkukytkeäongenkoukkukierre
kuka
horogkampómessze elüthorogütés
draga, krækja, húkkakrækja í, festa samankrækja, húkkakrókur, öngullkrókur, snagi
フックホック留め金釣り針
갈고리
atmušti į dešinęatmušti į kairębet kokiomis priemonėmiskabliukaskablys
aizāķētāķisnoķertsaāķēt
agăţacârlig
chytať na háčikhákodpáliť loptičku stranouzahákovaťzapnúť na háčik
kljuka
krok
ตะขอ
kancakopçasını takmakkroşeoltayla yakalamak/tutmakçengel
móc

hook

[hʊk]
A. N
1. (gen) → gancho m; (for painting) → alcayata f; (= meat hook) → garfio m (Fishing) → anzuelo m
the jacket hung from a hookla chaqueta estaba colgada de un gancho
he hung the painting on the hookcolgó el cuadro de la alcayata
by hook or by crookpor las buenas o por las malas, a como dé lugar (LAm)
hook, line and sinker he fell for it hook, line and sinkerse tragó el anzuelo
to get sb off the hooksacar a algn de un apuro
to let sb off the hookdejar escapar a algn
to sling one's hook (= leave) → largarse
2. (Telec) to take the phone off the hookdescolgar el teléfono
to leave the phone off the hookdejar el teléfono descolgado
the phone was ringing off the hook (esp US) → el teléfono echaba humo, el teléfono no paraba de sonar
3. (= hanger) → percha f, colgadero m
4. (Sew) hooks and eyescorchetes mpl, macho y hembra msing
5. (Boxing) → gancho m, crochet m
6. (Golf) → golpe m con efecto a la izquierda
7. hooksmanos fpl
B. VT
1. (= fasten) → enganchar (Fishing) → pescar
to hook sth to a ropeenganchar algo a una cuerda
to hook one's arms/feet around sthenvolver algo con los brazos/los pies
to hook a rope round a nailatar una cuerda a un clavo
2. (= catch) she finally hooked himpor fin lo enganchó
3. to hook itlargarse
C. VI
1. (= fasten) [dress] → abrocharse; (= connect) → engancharse
2. (US) → trabajar como prostituta, hacer la calle
hook on
A. VI + ADVengancharse (to a)
B. VT + ADVenganchar (to a)
hook up
A. VI + ADV
1. [dress] → abrocharse
2. (Rad, TV) → transmitir en cadena
B. VT + ADV
1. [+ dress] → abrochar
2. (Rad, TV) → conectar

hook

[ˈhʊk]
n
(for hanging things)crochet m
He hung the painting on the hook → Il a suspendu le tableau au crochet.
to get off the hook (= get out of trouble) → se tirer d'affaire
to let sb off the hook (= allow sb to escape from predicament) → laisser qn s'en tirer
by hook or by crook (= some way or other) → coûte que coûte
to take the phone off the hook → décrocher le téléphone
to be off the hook [phone] → être décroché
(on dress)agrafe f
a hook and eye (= fastener) → une agrafe
(for fishing)hameçon m fish hook
(BOXING)crochet m
a left hook → un crochet du gauche
a right hook → un crochet du droit
vt
(= attach) → accrocher
to hook sth to sth → accrocher qch à qch
(= fasten) [+ dress] → agrafer
hook onto
vt fus [+ wall] → accrocher à
hook up
vt sep [+ computer, machine] → connecter

hook

n
Haken m
(Boxing) → Haken m; (Golf) → Kurvball m (nach links)
(Geog) → (gekrümmte) Landzunge
(fig uses) he swallowed the story hook, line and sinkerer hat die Geschichte tatsächlich mit Stumpf und Stiel geschluckt (inf); he fell for it hook, line and sinkerer ging auf den Leim; he fell for her hook, line and sinkerer war ihr mit Haut und Haaren verfallen; by hook or by crookauf Biegen und Brechen; to get somebody off the hook (inf)jdn herausreißen (inf); (= out of trouble also)jdn herauspauken (inf); it gets him off the hook every timedamit kommt er jedes Mal wieder davon; that lets me off the hook (inf)damit bin ich aus dem Schneider (inf); to leave the phone off the hookden Hörer neben das Telefon legen; (unintentionally) → nicht auflegen; the phone was ringing off the hook (US inf) → das Telefon klingelte pausenlos; to do something on one’s own hook (US inf) → etw auf eigene Faust machen; to get one’s hooks into somebody/something (pej inf)jdn/etw in die Finger kriegen (inf)
vt
(= fasten with hook) he hooked the door backer hakte die Tür fest; the old man hooks the rowing boats and pulls them inder alte Mann zieht die Ruderboote mit einem Haken ans Ufer; to hook a trailer to a careinen Anhänger an ein Auto hängen
to hook one’s arm/feet around somethingseinen Arm/seine Füße um etw schlingen; the trapeze artist hooks his legs over the barder Trapezkünstler hängt sich mit den Beinen an der Stange ein
fishan die Angel bekommen; (fig) husband, wifesich (dat)angeln; to be hookedan der Angel hängen; the helicopter hooked him out of the waterder Hubschrauber zog or angelte (inf)ihn aus dem Wasser
(Boxing) → einen Haken versetzen (+dat)or geben (+dat)
to be/get hooked on something (inf: = addicted, on drugs) → von etw abhängig sein/werden; on film, food, place etcauf etw (acc)stehen (inf); he’s hooked on the ideaer ist von der Idee besessen; he’s become hooked on power and moneyer ist jetzt auf Macht und Geld versessen
(Rugby) → hakeln
(Sport) balleinen Linksdrall geben (+dat)
(inf: = clear off) to hook itdie Fliege machen (sl)
vi (dress etc) → zugehakt werden

hook

:
hooknosed
adjmit einer Hakennase, hakennasig
hook-up
n
(Rad, TV) → gemeinsame Ausstrahlung; a telephone hookeine Konferenzschaltung
(= connection)Anschluss m
hookworm
nHakenwurm m; (= disease)Hakenwurmkrankheit f

hook

[hʊk]
1. n (gen, also) (Boxing) → gancio (Fishing) → amo; (on dress) → gancetto
hooks and eyes → gancetti
to leave the phone off the hook → lasciare staccato il ricevitore
by hook or (by) crook → in un modo o nell'altro, di riffa o di raffa
to get sb off the hook → salvare qn
he fell for it hook, line and sinker (fig) → l'ha bevuta tutta
2. vt (fasten) → agganciare, attaccare (Fishing) → prendere all'amo
to hook one's arms/legs around sth → aggrapparsi a qc con le braccia/le gambe
she finally hooked him (fam) → è finalmente riuscita a incastrarlo
to be hooked on (fam) → essere fanatico/a di
he's hooked on heroin or cocaine (fam) → è un eroinomane or cocainomane
3. vi (fasten) → agganciarsi
hook on
1. vi + prep to hook on(to)agganciarsi (a), attaccarsi (a)
2. vt + prep to hook on(to)agganciare (a)
hook up vt + adv (dress) → agganciare (Radio, TV) → allacciare, collegare

hook

(huk) noun
1. a small piece of metal shaped like a J fixed at the end of a fishing-line used for catching fish etc. a fish-hook.
2. a bent piece of metal etc used for hanging coats, cups etc on, or a smaller one sewn on to a garment, for fastening it. Hang your jacket on that hook behind the door; hooks and eyes.
3. in boxing, a kind of punch with the elbow bent. a left hook.
verb
1. to catch (a fish etc) with a hook. He hooked a large salmon.
2. to fasten or to be fastened by a hook or hooks. He hooked the ladder on (to the branch); This bit hooks on to that bit; Could you hook my dress up down the back?
3. in golf, to hit (the ball) far to the left of where it should be (or to the right if one is left-handed).
hooked adjective
1. curved like a hook. a hooked nose.
2. (with on) slang for very interested in, or showing a great liking for; addicted to. He's hooked on modern art; He's hooked on marijuana.
by hook or by crook
by some means or another; in any way possible. I'll get her to marry me, by hook or by crook.
off the hook
free from some difficulty or problem. If he couldn't keep the terms of the contract, he shouldn't have signed it – I don't see how we can get him off the hook now.

hook

كُلَّاب hák krog Haken γάντζος gancho koukku crochet kuka gancio フック 갈고리 haak krok hak gancho крюк krok ตะขอ kanca móc 钩子

hook

n. gancho.