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  Definition of hook
  1. a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
  2. a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
  3. a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking"
  4. a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
  5. a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
  6. a catch for locking a door
  7. anything that serves as an enticement
  8. a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
  9. approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
  10. entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
  11. secure with the foot; "hook the ball"
  12. to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
  13. fasten with a hook
  14. catch with a hook; "hook a fish"
  15. hit with a hook; "His opponent hooked him badly"
  16. hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
  17. make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; "She sat there crocheting all day"
  18. make off with belongings of others
  19. rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  20. take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"
Similar Words: hook shot, draw, hooking, claw, bait, come-on, lure, sweetener, crotchet, solicit, accost, snare, addict, crochet, pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, sneak, filch, nobble, lift, overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, snitch, thieve, cop, knock off, glom

 

See Also: hook up

 

Hyponyms: roundhouse, boat hook, buttonhook, crotchet, cup hook, fishhook, gaff, gig, meat hook, skyhook, anchor, ground tackle, pothook, tenterhook, uncus, seize, extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring

 

Grouped Verbs: snare, solicit, accost, crochet

 

Entailments: use, habituate, charge, bill

 

Part Meronyms: coat hanger, clothes hanger, dress hanger, grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron

 

Derivational Morphology: crochet, sweeten, entice, lure, tempt, snare, addict, bait, solicitation, allurement, trap, come-on, sweetener, addiction, dependence, dependency, habituation, nut, freak, junkie, junky, claw, draw, hooking, hooker, crocheting, booster, shoplifter, lifter, boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum, sneak thief, pilferer, snitcher, pilferage, overcharge, larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealing

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: кука   Catalan: garfi  
Danish: få på krogen and krog   Dutch: aan de haak slaan and haak  
Finnish: koukku and ongenkoukku and saada   French: attraper and crochet  
German: Haken   Hungarian: horog  
Interlingua: croc and prender   Italian: gancio and prendere and uncino  
Japanese: フック and 釣り針   Korean: 낚다 and 낚시 and 갈고리  
Persian: قلاب ماهيگيري and قلاب، چنگك، جا لباسي and به قلاب انداختن   Portuguese: anzol and fisgar and gancho  
Romanian: agăţa and cârlig   Russian: крюк and крючок  
Spanish: anzuelo and enganchar and gancho  
 
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