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Definitions of hook:
  • noun:   a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
  • noun:   a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
    Example: "He tooks lessons to cure his hooking"
  • noun:   a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
  • noun:   a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
  • noun:   a catch for locking a door
  • noun:   a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
  • noun:   a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
  • noun:   anything that serves as an enticement
  • verb:   take by theft
  • verb:   approach with an offer of sexual favors
  • verb:   entice and trap
  • verb:   secure with the foot
    Example: "Hook the ball"
  • verb:   fasten with a hook
  • verb:   catch with a hook
    Example: "Hook a fish"
  • verb:   hit with a hook
    Example: "His opponent hooked him badly"
  • verb:   hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
  • verb:   to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
  • verb:   make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
  • verb:   make off with belongings of others
  • verb:   rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 20000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #2285)

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