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hook shot

n. Basketball
A shot made by arcing the far hand upward while being positioned or moving sideways to the basket.

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n.
a one-handed basketball shot made with a sweeping arc of the arm over the head.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.hook shot - a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the baskethook shot - 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"
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The second followed a similar format with Johnson trying to drive Kyle back, but Kyle stepped off and made him miss and again countered with great backhand hook shots.
On the front nine I hit a lot of hook shots but holed my putts to save my score.
On the back nine I drove the ball better, on the front nine I hit a lot of hook shots but holed my putts to save my score.
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Ponting has had his moments against the short ball in both the Test and one-day matches since being hit twice by Kemar Roach in Perth before Christmas but has continued to play his signature pull and hook shots.
After being put in to bat England threw their wickets away with a succession of loose pull and hook shots as they slumped to 68 for eight.
Both men eventually fell with mistimed hook shots but their earlier efforts had ensured that Pakistan made a solid start to the three-match series with the Proteas.
Vice-captain Strauss twice tossed away his wicket cheaply at the Gabba with pull and hook shots that would have had an Under-11 coach tearing his hair out.