Definition of Hook

1. Noun. A catch for locking a door.

Generic synonyms: Catch

2. Verb. Fasten with a hook.
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Also: Hook Up
Antonyms: Unhook

3. Noun. A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook.
Exact synonyms: Crotchet
Generic synonyms: Curve, Curved Shape
Specialized synonyms: Uncus

4. Verb. Rip off; ask an unreasonable price. "They hook him of all his money"
Exact synonyms: Fleece, Gazump, Overcharge, Pluck, Plume, Rob, Soak, Surcharge
Specialized synonyms: Extort, Gouge, Rack, Squeeze, Wring
Entails: Bill, Charge
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Chisel, Rip Off
Derivative terms: Overcharge
Antonyms: Undercharge

5. Noun. Anything that serves as an enticement.
Exact synonyms: Bait, Come-on, Lure, Sweetener
Generic synonyms: Enticement, Temptation
Derivative terms: Bait, Lure, Sweeten

6. Verb. Make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle. ; "She sat there crocheting all day"
Exact synonyms: Crochet
Category relationships: Handicraft
Related verbs: Crochet
Generic synonyms: Intertwine, Loop
Derivative terms: Crocheting

7. Noun. A mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something.
Exact synonyms: Claw
Specialized synonyms: Anchor, Ground Tackle, Pothook, Tenterhook
Group relationships: Clothes Hanger, Coat Hanger, Dress Hanger, Grapnel, Grapple, Grappler, Grappling Hook, Grappling Iron
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device

8. Verb. Hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left.
Category relationships: Golf, Golf Game
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Hooker, Hooking

9. Noun. A curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something.
Terms within: Barb
Specialized synonyms: Boat Hook, Buttonhook, Crotchet, Cup Hook, Fishhook, Gaff, Gig, Meat Hook, Skyhook
Generic synonyms: Implement

10. Verb. Take by theft. "Someone snitched my wallet!"
Exact synonyms: Cop, Glom, Knock Off, Snitch, Thieve
Generic synonyms: Steal
Derivative terms: Snitcher, Thievery, Thieving

11. Noun. A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer. "He took lessons to cure his hooking"
Exact synonyms: Draw, Hooking
Generic synonyms: Golf Shot, Golf Stroke, Swing

12. Verb. Make off with belongings of others. "They hook the money "
Exact synonyms: Abstract, Cabbage, Filch, Lift, Nobble, Pilfer, Pinch, Purloin, Snarf, Sneak, Swipe
Generic synonyms: Steal
Derivative terms: Cabbage, Lifter, Pilferage, Pilferer

13. Noun. A short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent.
Generic synonyms: Biff, Clout, Lick, Poke, Punch, Slug
Specialized synonyms: Roundhouse

14. Verb. Hit with a hook. "The fighter managed to hook his opponent"; "His opponent hooked him badly"
Category relationships: Boxing, Fisticuffs, Pugilism
Generic synonyms: Hit

15. Noun. A basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket.
Exact synonyms: Hook Shot
Generic synonyms: Basketball Shot

16. Verb. Catch with a hook. "Hook a fish"
Specialized synonyms: Seize
Generic synonyms: Catch, Grab, Take Hold Of

17. Verb. To cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug).
Exact synonyms: Addict
Generic synonyms: Accustom, Habituate
Entails: Habituate, Use
Derivative terms: Addict, Addict, Addiction, Addiction, Addictive

18. Verb. Secure with the foot. "Hook the ball"
Category relationships: Rugby, Rugby Football, Rugger
Generic synonyms: Play

19. Verb. Entice and trap. "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
Exact synonyms: Snare
Related verbs: Accost, Solicit
Generic synonyms: Entice, Lure, Tempt
Derivative terms: Snare

20. Verb. Approach with an offer of sexual favors. "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
Exact synonyms: Accost, Solicit
Related verbs: Snare
Generic synonyms: Offer
Derivative terms: Solicitation

Definition of Hook

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To bend; to curve as a hook.

4. n. A spit or narrow cape of sand or gravel turned landward at the outer end; as, Sandy Hook.

5. v. i. To move or go with a sudden turn;

Definition of Hook

1. Noun. A rod bent into a curved shape, typically with one end free and the other end secured to a rope or other attachment. ¹

2. Noun. A fishhook, a barbed metal hook used for fishing. ¹

3. Noun. Any of various hook-shaped agricultural implements such as a billhook ¹

4. Noun. A loop shaped like a hook under certain written letters, e.g. ''g'' and ''j''. ¹

5. Noun. A catchy musical phrase which forms the basis of a popular song. ¹

6. Noun. A brief, punchy opening statement intended to draw the reader or viewer into a book or play. ¹

7. Noun. (informal) Removal or expulsion from a group or activity. ¹

8. Noun. (cricket) A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a horizontal arc, hitting the ball high in the air to the leg side, often played to balls which bounce around head height. ¹

9. Noun. (baseball) A curveball. ¹

10. Noun. (software) A feature, definition, or coding that enables future enhancements to happen compatibly or more easily. ¹

11. Noun. (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves unintentionally to the left. See draw, slice, fade ¹

12. Noun. (basketball) A basketball shot in which the offensive player, usually turned perpendicular to the basket, gently throws the ball with a sweeping motion of his arm in an upward arc with a follow-through which ends over his head. Also called hook shot. ¹

13. Noun. (boxing) A type of punch delivered with the arm rigid and partially bent and the fist travelling nearly horizontally mesially along an arc. ¹

14. Noun. (slang) A jack (the playing card) ¹

15. Noun. (typography rare) = (há?ek) ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To attach a hook to. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To catch with a hook (''hook a fish''). ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) To ensnare someone, as if with a hook. ¹

19. Verb. (transitive) To connect (''hook into'', ''hook together''). ¹

20. Verb. (Usually in passive) To make addicted; to captivate. ¹

21. Verb. (cricket golf) To play a hook shot. ¹

22. Verb. (field hockey ice hockey) To engage in the illegal maneuver of hooking (i.e., using the hockey stick to trip or block another player) ¹

23. Verb. (soccer) To swerve a ball; kick a ball so it swerves or bends. ¹

24. Verb. (intransitive slang) To engage in prostitution. ¹

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Definition of Hook

1. to catch with a hook (a bent piece of metal) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Hook

1. Basal portion of bacterial flagellum, to which is distally attached the flagellin filament. Proximally the hook is attached to the rotating spindle of the motor. In some bacteria (Myxobacteria) the rotation of the hook itself (without an attached flagellum) may directly cause forward gliding movement. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hook

hoofed mammal
hook, line and sinker
hook above
hook and eye
hook in
hook line and sinker
hook of hamate bone
hook of spiral lamina
hook on
hook shot
hook shots
hook someone up

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