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    hook - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hook

    Definition
    (noun) a catch for locking a door Definition
    (noun) a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    Synonyms : crotchet
    Definition
    (noun) anything that serves as an enticement
    Synonyms : bait , come-on , lure , sweetener
    Definition
    (noun) a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
    Synonyms : claw
    Definition
    (noun) a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something Definition
    (noun) a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
    Synonyms : draw , hooking
    Example Sentence
    • he took lessons to cure his hooking
    Definition
    (noun) a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent Definition
    (noun) a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
    Synonyms : hook shot
    Definition
    (verb) fasten with a hook Definition
    (verb) rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    Synonyms : fleece , gazump , overcharge , pluck , plume , rob , soak , surcharge
    Definition
    (verb) make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
    Synonyms : crochet
    Example Sentence
    • She sat there crocheting all day
    Definition
    (verb) hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left Definition
    (verb) take by theft
    Synonyms : cop , glom , knock off , snitch , thieve
    Example Sentence
    • Someone snitched my wallet!
    Definition
    (verb) make off with belongings of others
    Synonyms : abstract , cabbage , filch , lift , nobble , pilfer , pinch , purloin , snarf , sneak , swipe
    Definition
    (verb) hit with a hook
    Example Sentence
    • His opponent hooked him badly
    Definition
    (verb) catch with a hook
    Example Sentence
    • hook a fish
    Definition
    (verb) to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
    Synonyms : addict
    Definition
    (verb) secure with the foot
    Example Sentence
    • hook the ball
    Definition
    (verb) entice and trap
    Synonyms : snare
    Example Sentence
    • The car salesman had snared three potential customers
    Definition
    (verb) approach with an offer of sexual favors
    Synonyms : accost , solicit
    Example Sentence
    • he was solicited by a prostitute
    • The young man was caught soliciting in the park
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