Definition of Hook on

1. Verb. Adopt. "Take up new ideas"

Exact synonyms: Fasten On, Latch On, Seize On, Take Up
Generic synonyms: Adopt, Embrace, Espouse, Sweep Up

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hook On

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 (current term)
hook shot
hook shots
hook someone up
hook spanner
hook turn
hook up with
hook wrench

Literary usage of Hook on

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... other cases they are allowed to march with all their arms, drums beating, and colours Hying, On one's own hook. On one's own responsibility or account. ..."

2. The American Coast Pilot: Containing Directions for the Principal Harbors by Edmund March Blunt, George William Blunt (1847)
"Neversink Hills, on which two lighthouses are built, extend NW and SE, about SW from Sandy Hook, on the Atlantic Ocean ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1916)
"he asked presently, as he looped a single small hook on the end of the six-foot leader of thin, transparent silkworm gut. "Good; one of those small red ones ..."

4. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"The links are then placed in the hook on the chain block and the car Fig 1-A shows in easily raised, Device for Raising Front End of Oar. Fig. ..."

5. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1849)
"... Darling's Catalogue — Hughes on Admission of Jews to Parliament—Darling on Marriage Question—Dr. hook on ditto— Bulwer Lytton's Knig Arthur—Mangin en ..."

6. The Hand Book of Standard Or American Phonography by Andrew Jackson Graham (1902)
"37 " Lengthened 273 " Vee-hook on 162 Strokes, Circle between two 38 " Illustration of direction of 29 Joining Consonant- 81 Mode of joining certain. ..."

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