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Hook meaning

hook - 21 dictionary results

  1. 1. secure with the foot; " hook the ball"
  2. 2. to cause ( someone or oneself) to become dependent ( on something, especially a narcotic drug)
  3. 3. catch with a hook; " hook a fish"
  4. 4. hit with a hook; " His opponent hooked him badly"
  5. 5. hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
  6. 6. make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; " She sat there crocheting all day"
  7. 7. A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc.
  8. 8. That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.
  9. 9. An implement for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping; a billhook.
  10. 10. See Eccentric, and V- hook.
  11. 11. A snare; a trap.
  12. 12. A field sown two years in succession.
  13. 13. To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice; to entrap; to catch; as, to hook a dress; to hook a trout.
  14. 14. To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.
  15. 15. To steal.
  16. 16. To bend; to curve as a hook.
  17. 17. To move or go with a sudden turn;
  18. 18. The projecting points of the thigh bones of cattle; - called also hook bones.
  19. 19. to make off; to clear out; - often with it.
  20. 20. Anything bent or curved that takes hold.
  21. 21. To catch or hold with a hook.

hook - examples of usage

  1. A terrible hook caught him in the side of the mouth! - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Then their heads were just visible as they stood upright, but when they stooped to use the hook they disappeared. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. There was one year when I had a pass- hook for some time, but it was not made up regularly, and it was given up. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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