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Meaning & Definition of Hook in English

English

Hook

/hʊk/

noun

1. A catch for locking a door

    synonym:
  • hook

2. A sharp curve or crook

  • A shape resembling a hook
    synonym:
  • hook
  • ,
  • crotchet

3. Anything that serves as an enticement

    synonym:
  • bait
  • ,
  • come-on
  • ,
  • hook
  • ,
  • lure
  • ,
  • sweetener

4. A mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something

    synonym:
  • hook
  • ,
  • claw

5. A curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something

    synonym:
  • hook

6. A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer

  • "He took lessons to cure his hooking"
    synonym:
  • hook
  • ,
  • draw
  • ,
  • hooking

7. A short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent

    synonym:
  • hook

8. A basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket

    synonym:
  • hook shot
  • ,
  • hook

verb

1. Fasten with a hook

    synonym:
  • hook

2. Rip off

  • Ask an unreasonable price
    synonym:
  • overcharge
  • ,
  • soak
  • ,
  • surcharge
  • ,
  • gazump
  • ,
  • fleece
  • ,
  • plume
  • ,
  • pluck
  • ,
  • rob
  • ,
  • hook

3. Make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle

  • "She sat there crocheting all day"
    synonym:
  • crochet
  • ,
  • hook

4. Hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left

    synonym:
  • hook

5. Take by theft

  • "Someone snitched my wallet!"
    synonym:
  • hook
  • ,
  • snitch
  • ,
  • thieve
  • ,
  • cop
  • ,
  • knock off
  • ,
  • glom

6. Make off with belongings of others

    synonym:
  • pilfer
  • ,
  • cabbage
  • ,
  • purloin
  • ,
  • pinch
  • ,
  • abstract
  • ,
  • snarf
  • ,
  • swipe
  • ,
  • hook
  • ,
  • sneak
  • ,
  • filch
  • ,
  • nobble
  • ,
  • lift

7. Hit with a hook

  • "His opponent hooked him badly"
    synonym:
  • hook

8. Catch with a hook

  • "Hook a fish"
    synonym:
  • hook

9. To cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)

    synonym:
  • addict
  • ,
  • hook

10. Secure with the foot

  • "Hook the ball"
    synonym:
  • hook

11. Entice and trap

  • "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
    synonym:
  • hook
  • ,
  • snare

12. Approach with an offer of sexual favors

  • "He was solicited by a prostitute"
  • "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
    synonym:
  • hook
  • ,
  • solicit
  • ,
  • accost

Examples of using

Tom took the key off of the hook it was hanging on.
I think it's time for me to put new bait on the hook.
Hang your hat on the hook.