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hook

noun

1 hook

A catch for locking a door.

Roget 781: retention; retaining etc. v.; keep, detention, custody; tenacity, firm hold, grasp, gripe, grip, iron grip.    ... show more

Roget 245: curvature, curvity, curvation; incurvature, incurvity; incurvation; bend; flexure, flexion, flection; conflexure; crook, hook, ... show more

Roget 45: vinculum, link; connective, connection; junction etc. 43; bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium; bracket; bridge, stepping-stone, ... show more

Roget 214: pendency, dependency; suspension, hanging etc. v.; pedicel, pedicle, peduncle; tail, train, flap, skirt, pigtail, ... show more



2 hook

A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook.

synonym: crotchet.

3 hook

Anything that serves as an enticement.

synonyms: bait, come-on, lure, sweetener.

Dutch: aas, lokaas, lokkertje, lokmiddel
Polish: ponęta

4 hook

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

synonym: claw.

Dutch: haak, haakje

5 hook

A curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something.

Dutch: haak, haakje
Polish: hak

6 hook

A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer:
— He took lessons to cure his hooking.

synonyms: draw, hooking.

7 hook

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

Dutch: hoek
Polish: cios sierpowy, sierp, sierpowy, swing

8 hook

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

synonym: hook shot.

verb

1 hook

Fasten with a hook.

Roget 43: join, unite; conjoin, connect; associate; put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together [Fr.], tack together, fix together, ... show more

2 hook

Rip off; ask an unreasonable price.

synonyms: fleece, gazump, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge.

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

Dutch: ontroven

3 hook

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

synonym: crochet.

Dutch: haken, inhaken

4 hook

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

5 hook

Take by theft.

synonyms: cop, glom, knock off, snitch, thieve.

Dutch: stelen

6 hook

Make off with belongings of others.

synonyms: abstract, cabbage, filch, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak ... show more.

Dutch: ontvreemden, ontwenden, stelen, verdonkeremanen

7 hook

Hit with a hook.

8 hook

Catch with a hook.

Dutch: haken

9 hook

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

synonym: addict.

10 hook

Secure with the foot.

11 hook

Entice and trap.

synonym: snare.

12 hook

Approach with an offer of sexual favors.

synonyms: accost, solicit.

Dutch: tippelen


Moby thesaurus: L, Long Melford, abstract, acquitted, all the way, allure, anchor, anchorage, and, and sinker, angle, angle off, annex, apex, appropriate, arc, arch, argue into, articulate, backhand ... show more.

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